Acer saccharum/Sugar Maple

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