Acer saccharum 'Commemoration'

Sugar Maple

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Description

Its five-lobed leaves grow densely on an upright oval tree that can reach a height of 55 feet with a spread of 35 feet. The sugar maple is an excellent shade tree for lawns and parks. Red flowers appear in spring before the leaves emerge. The tree's winged fruit, or samaras, matures in the fall. Autumn color is orange with red highlights. 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
Green
Landscape Use
Urban Street, Shade Tree, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Tree
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8