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Acer saccharum



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Acer saccharum
Sugar maple

Making an outstanding native shade tree, sugar maples are known for their fall color and historic ability to serve as the source of maple syrup. The American Indians originally taught the settlers how to make the syrup. Although incredibly shade tolerant in youth, Sugar maples are not well-adapted to adverse conditions or urban sites.

Habit:Oval to rounded
Size:60-70' high
Color:Medium-dark to dark green
Texture:Medium
Hardiness:Zone 3b USDA
Habitat:Eastern Canada - Georgia - Oklahoma - Missouri - Minnesota
Family:Aceraceae

 
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