Scientific Name: Acer Saccharum
Hardiness Zones: 4-8, habit: deciduous, growth rate: slow, site requirements: sun to partial shade; prefers evenly moist, well drained soil. Texture: Medium, form: conical to round crown; dense foliage. height: 50 to 75', width: 30 to 45'.
Sugar maple Leaf: 3 to 6" opposite, simple leaf with 3 to 5 lobes; excellent fall color - yellow, orange and red tones. Flower/Fruit: Small greenish yellow flowers in early spring.
Does not do well in a restricted root zone situation; tolerates shade better than most maples; leaf scorch may develop with drought; moderate pollution tolerance.
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Most Popular Cultivar: Green Mountain Sugar Maple
|Sugar maple cultivars:|
|Arrowhead||60' by 30'||Erect, pyramidal; dense||Large dark green summer leaves; yellow to orange fall color|
|Bonfire||50' by 40'||Spreading, broad oval; irregular branching||Polished, medium green summer leaves; modest yellow, orange to red fall color|
|Caddo||30 to 50'||Compact; rounded||Leathery dark green leaves in summer; heat and drought tolerant; variable fall color yellow, orange, red; does well in mid-western states|
|Commemoration||50' by 35'||Oval to rounded; dense||Glossy dark green leaves in summer; leaves remain attractive all season; deep orange, yellow and red fall color; rapid grower|
|Goldspire||40' by 15 to 20'||Densely columnar||Dark green leaves; yellow orangish fall color; highly resistant to scorch|
|Green Mountain||70' by 45'||Upright oval||Heat, scorch, and drought tolerant; dark green leathery leaves in summer; yellow to orange to reddish orange fall color|
|Legacy||60'||Tight oval; dense||Rapid grower; drought tolerant; glossy dark green, thick leaves in summer; yellow orange fall color|
|Newton Sentry||50' by 15'||Upright; numerous short stubby branches||Leathery, dark green summer leaves; yellow orange fall color|
|Seneca Chief||50' by 20'||Narrow; dense; oval crown||Orange to yellow fall color|
|Sweet Shadow||45' by 35'||Rounded to vase shape||Deeply cut, medium green leaves in summer; yellow to orange fall color|