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Sugar Maple

Botanical Name
Acer saccharum
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 8
Height
60 to 75 feet
Width
Two thirds height or equal width
Flowers
April: greenish-yellow
Fruit
Samaras, pair set in horseshoe shape
Fall Color
Brilliant yellow, orange and red
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Best transplanted as balled and burlap
  • Intolerant of urban settings
Problems
Decline, salt damage, scorch
Varieties
  • Bonfire - bright orange to red fall color, adaptable, heat tolerant, 50x40'
  • Sweet Shadow - cutleaf form, orange fall color
  • Temple's Upright - columnar form, brilliant orange fall color
  • Seneca Chief - muscle-like bark

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