Acer saccharum 'Majesty'

Sugar Maple

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Description

Its five-lobed leaves grow densely on an upright oval tree that can reach a height of 75 feet with a spread of 50 feet. 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 highly variable, ranging from yellow or orange to red, but it is always outstanding. 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
Moist
Plant Shape
Oval
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Yellow, Green
Landscape Use
Shade Tree
Wildlife Interest
Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Tree
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8