The sugar maple is one of our largest and finest forest trees. The sap of this tree can be boiled down to produce maple syrup and sugar. Excellent choice tree for the lawn with beautiful fall color. May be used as a street tree as long as it can be located on a street and in a location where road salt, soil compaction and pollution will not be significant problems.
While commercially planted for its delicious syrup and value as lumber, this tree makes a great addition to any yard.
Sugar maple is a main component of the Eastern U.S. hardwood forest and is one of the trees which is most responsible for giving New England its reputation for spectacular fall color.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Best in fertile, slightly acidic, moist soils in full sun. Grows poorly in compacted, poorly drained soils. Intolerant of road salt.
Mature height 60-80′ with a spread of 40-60′
Extra large 24-36 inch seedlings for 2018