Sugar

Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple fall Sugar maple leaf

Height: 50-75′
Width: 50′

Shape: Upright, rounded
Foliage: Dark green

Fall Foliage: Rich yellow to red
Exposure: Full Sun

Zone: 3-5

This wonderful shade tree is undoubtedly the largest and finest of our native maples. Slow to medium in growth rate and very hardy, it prefers rich, well-drained soil. Fall color is simply spectacular, ranging from rich, brilliant yellows to all shades of oranges and red. A hard wood maple. In order to tap for syrup, the tree diameter must be at least 10″. This generally takes 15-20 years.