Commonly known as the sugar maple, this tall deciduous tree is well known for its vibrant fall colors that decorate the New England landscape. The sugar maple is an excellent shade tree and would make for a beautiful statement in a yard.
Crisp Autumn days will have this beauty releasing its seeds in the most delightful way, whirling and twirling in the wind. Remember the helicopters floating down from the trees? As kids we used to peel the wings apart and stick them to our noses.
When deciding where to place your sugar maple grove, be sure to plant with the fully-grown canopy in mind. Sugar maples work well in full sun to partial shade, well-drained soils. This tree is not recommended for areas that will be affected by road salt, or high levels of air pollution.
Use: Boil down sap to make maple syrup. Maple syrup is rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. Click here for more information.
ECO-TYPE: grown from seed likely collected in New Hampshire. Started by New Hampshire State Forest Nursery.
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Acer saccharum (Sugar maple)
SIZE: 2 gallon pot type: tree sun needs: Sun to part shade water needs: Moist to average soil height: 40'-80' plant spacing: 30' distance bloom time: April, bloom color: yellow
edible: maple syrup deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)