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Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple

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Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)
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A large shade tree with excellent form. Famous for it prized syrup, Sugar Maples offer fabulous fall color in shades of bright yellow, orange or red. The summer foliage is medium to dark green. Naturally found in lower elevations, the Sugar Maple grows in a variety of soil types but prefers a rich, well-drained soil. Grows rapidly for the first 35-40 years and usually reaches its maximum height at 125-130 years of age.

Additional Information:


Height
60-75 Feet

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Spread
50-60 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea), Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Spicebush (Lindera benzoin), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Black Cherry (Prunus serotina), White Oak (Quercus alba), Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Nesting
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