Acer saccharum 'Autumn Splendor'

Sugar Maple

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Description

Its five-lobed leaves grow densely on an upright oval tree that can reach a height of 45 feet with a 40 foot spread. The sugar maple is an excellent shade tree for lawns and parks. Tiny yellowish-green flowers appear in spring before the leaves emerge. The tree's winged fruit, or samaras, matures in the fall. Autumn color is orange- red. One of the best known trees of eastern North America, sugar maple is as prized for its ornamental value as for the syrup produced from its sap. It is a favorite maple for fall color. Sugar maples should be planted in well-drained soils. They are not tolerant of salt spray.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Yellow
Landscape Use
Urban Street, Shade Tree
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds
Plant Type
Tree
Hardiness Zone
4 - 9