- Seedling Size: 12-18″
- Seedling Age: 2-0
- Mature Height: 60 – 80 feet
- Mature Width: 40 – 70 feet
- Soil Type: Acidic, Alkaline, Drought-tolerant, Well-drained
- Moisture: Dry, Moderate
- Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Growth Rate: Slow, Medium
Key Characteristics of Sugar Maple
- Bark forms attractive gray plates that stand out in winter.
- Opposite, 3-6 inch long leaves, star shaped with five lobes.
- Sap can be harvested in late winter to make maple syrup (40 gallons of sap per gallon of syrup).
- Showy leaves are seen in the fall season.
Visitors Attracted to Sugar Maple
Help Control Invasives!
Sugar maple makes a great alternative to Norway maple (Acer platanoides), an invasive plant still occasionally planted in landscapes. Plus, sugar maple is more resistant to tar spot disease.