Sugar Maple


  • Native to Van Buren County
  • Bright Fall Color
  • Attracts bees
  • Common Ornamental tree
  • Good for wildlife
  • Walnut tolerant
  • Deer tolerant
  • Seedling height: 12″-18″

Height: 40ft-60ft
Spread: 20ft-60ft
Water Needs: Medium-Dry to Medium-Wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast

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Sugar Maple
Description Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) a well-beloved, large deciduous tree. Sugar maples are great tree for many reasons. Its rounded, dense crown makes it a great shade tree. As an ornamental tree, it has striking, multi-colored foliage in autumn. Sugar maple is well-known for making maple syrup. Its lumber is used for furniture, boxes and crates, and veneer. Sugar maple attracts birds and pollinators, especially bees.
Height 60 – 75 ft.
Spread 20 – 60 sst.
Growth rate Moderate to slow
Sun Full sun to shade
Water use Medium
Soil Rich, moist, well-drained soils
Bloom & Fruit
Bloom time April – May
Bloom color Yellow, green, brown
Fruit type Samara
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Syrup, good for wildlife, good for pollinators, fall foliage, lumber
Climate Change Hardiness High adaptability (US Forest Service)

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