Botanical Name: Acer saccharum
Common Name: Sugar Maple
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Height: 60-70' Spread: 40-50' Habit/Form: Upright oval to rounded Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4-8
Cultural Requirements: Full sun to part shade in a rich, well-drained soil. It can suffer from salt, drought, and air pollution. Leaf scorch and Verticillium wilt can also be serious problems. Avoid pruning in early spring.
Ornamental Characteristics: Gray-brown bark ages into deep furrows, medium green foliage changes to a brilliant yellow to burnt-orange.
Uses in the Landscape: Excellent shade tree for parks, golf course, and home landscapes where salt and soil compaction are not a problem. Native to the Midwest.
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