sugar maple - Sapindaceae Acer saccharum

Foliage

sugar maple Foliage

Bark

sugar maple Bark

Flower

sugar maple Flower

Fruit

sugar maple Fruit
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Taxonomy

FamilySapindaceae
GenusAcer
Speciessaccharum
Common Namesugar maple
iTree CodeACSA3

Plant Form

FormTree: conical to spreading crown
Height80 feet
Spread40 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagegreen, with 3-5 lobes; edges smoothLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkgrey smooth when young; grey/brown with irregular platy ridges
Budterminal buds sharply point, red/brown with over-lapping scalesBud Arrangement Information IconOpposite
Twigred/brown with lenticels, turning gray with age
Flowersmall green/yellow, on long dangling stems, lacking petals
Fruitpaired "helicopter" (samaras) with bright green seed; horse-shoe shaped
Fall Colorred, orange, yellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2aMin3.7SoilIntolerant
Max8aMax7.9SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
TolerantModerateYes

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
Previous FamilyAceraceae
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