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Acer saccharum/Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum / Acer saccharum
Autumn color at Stoney Creek Park in Macomb County, MI
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Autumn color at Stoney Creek Park in Macomb County, MI

Close-up of summer foliage

Mature sidewalk planting

Late summer foliage with winged seeds

Mature lawn tree in autumn color

Autumn color

A specimen tree in autumn color

Mass planting in autumn color

Summer foliage

Seeds (samaras)

Bark with sapsucker holes

Typical foliage for species

Trunk of a medium sized tree

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Scientific Name: Acer saccharum
Common Name: Sugar Maple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Summer
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: Does not tolerate extreme heat. Sap used for maple syrup. Best adapted to the upper range of the country. Popular tree in the Northeast. One of the best for autumn leaf color.