Acer saccharum 'Wright Brothers'

Wright Brothers Sugar Maple

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Description

Its five-lobed leaves grow densely on an upright oval tree that can reach a height of 70 feet with a 35 fot 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 are shades of 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, Full Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Green
Landscape Use
Urban Street, Shade Tree, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds
Plant Type
Tree
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8