Sugar Maple - Acer Saccharum
The Sugar Maple tree grows in the hard forests of eastern Canada and the northern parts of central and Eastern United States. The tree grows to about 80 to 115 feet. The leaves have five palmate lobes. They are equally wide as they are long. In the fall the leaves color ranges from bright yellow to a fluorescent red-orange.
The Sugar Maple tree is one of the most popular trees in America. Many states claim this as their official tree. It is well known for its sugary sweet maple syrup, but it also used quite a bit for its lumber. These gorgeous trees are often referred to as silver maple. The botanical name for this tree is Acer Saccharum. .They will work well in urban areas such as parks or municipal areas, residential areas and commercial areas. These beautifully shaped trees are used as ornamental trees and shade trees. They can mature to a height of up to 80 feet and have a canopy spread of up to 35 feet when they are fully mature. These are considered moderately fast growing the tree and has a growth rate of 1 to 2 feet or more annually. The foliage of this tree is a beautiful shade of green with leaves that can be up to 5 inches in width. The leaves are a light shade of green on the underneath. The foliage is very dense on these trees which make them super shade trees to enjoy in the warm, summer months. They will also produce seed in early fall. These seeds will attract birds and other smaller varieties of wildlife to the area. USDA Climate Zones 3 through 9 will support these trees best and help to ensure that they reach their full growth potential. In the autumn months, the color of this foliage is magnificent with its yellow, red and orange leaves. These are deciduous trees and will lose their leaves in late autumn through winter.
Sugar Maple Tree Ships As – Bareroot Plant