Acer saccharum – Sugar Maple
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Upright oval, becoming rounded with maturity
FOLIAGE: Green, broad, lobed leaves that colour brilliantly in Autumn
FLOWERS and FRUIT: The yellow-green flowers hang in small panicles, produced before the leaves in early Spring, with the seeds maturing in early Summer.
GROWTH RATE: Can be slow
DESCRIPTION: This wonderful specimen tree known as the “Sugar Maple”, is a large spreading tree with handsome foliage at all stages. The foliage makes a striking Autumn display with reds oranges and golds.
LANDSCAPE USES: The Sugar Maple is the king of showy autumn foliage. Suitable for large gardens, parks or street plantings.
TREE CARE: Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.