Shrub

Acer saccharum Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple

  • Native
  • Broadly oval to round form
  • Thick but not impenetrable canopy of dark green, trident shaped leaves
  • Provides medium shade from summer heat
  • Attracts birds
  • Beautiful explosion of fall color
Here's the tree that made New England famous! It's easy to see why this tree is so prized once you look at its broadly oval to round form and its thick but not impenetrable canopy of dark green, trident shaped leaves that provide medium shade from the summer's heat. Its shade and canopy is not just appreciated by humans, it is an essential American Beauties plant to provide cooling, nesting, and cover for a multitude of our area's birds. Of course, the biggest show for us humans comes when, as September cools, this plant's foliage explodes into a mixture of yellow, orange, and red that always keeps those leaf peepers coming back for more!
Native
Native
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Average Water

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