General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 40 to 60 feet, to 100 feet
Plant Spread: 30 to 50 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Other: brown paired samaras are eaten by birds and small mammals
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-yellow bell shaped
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Edible Parts: Sap
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Sugar Maple
  • Maple

  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Nov 12, 2017 5:14 PM concerning plant:
    I consider the Sugar Maple to be the most lovely of all large maple species in the world. It has a large native range in southeast Canada and New England down to northern Georgia to eastern Kansas and up to northern Minnesota. It is a common species in much of its range. It is one of the shade tolerant tree species that are climax forest trees. It and American Beech in a number of areas are the final climax forest trees; otherwise it shares the mature forest with oaks, hickories, and others. Most nurseries sell this species as a shade tree. It is a high quality species, but it is not made for polluted or tough urban environments. It needs plenty of room for head and roots in good quality, moist soils. I used this Acer saccharum saccharum designation because of its sister variety of the Black Sugar Maple of Acer saccharum nigrum.

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