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Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum

Trail Number:
C42

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Description

Family:
Sapindaceae

Foliage:
Leaves opposite, simple, 3 to 6 inches across, with three to five lobes

Native Locale:
Eastern Canada to Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas

Mature Height:  
60 to 75 feet

Mature Width:
100 to 120 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 8

Soil Preference:
Prefers well drained, moderately moist, fertile soil, does like a slight acidic level. Not suitable for restricted growing areas

Growth Habit:
Upright- oval to rounded; usually quite dense in foliage

Rate of Growth:
Slow, possibly medium in youth

Disease and Insect:
Leaf scorch; Verticillium wilt

Landscape Value:
Sap used as a source of maple sugar. Brilliant fall color.

Additional Notes:
n/a

Photos

Leaf - Sugar MapleSummer - Sugar MapleSummer '08 - Sugar MapleSummer '08 Bark - Sugar Maple