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University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum
Sugar maple form
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
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Mature Height: 60-75 Feet
Features: Excellent fall color (red, orange and yellow).
Culture: Full sun to moderate shade; prefers moist, but well drained soils.
Cultivars:

Numerous, including

  • Green Mountain:R: - thick, leathery leaves that are resistant to scorch and turn yellow in fall.
  • 'Legacy' - thick leaves that resist wind tatter, drought tolerant, orange fall color.
Mature Form: Oval to rounded
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Orange
Red
Yellow
 
Additional Notes:

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