Sugar Maple, Rock Maple
Southeastern Canada and eastern U.S.; native in southeastern PA.
Upright oval to spreading; 60 to 75 foot (120 foot) tall. Slow to medium growth rate.
Full sun but tolerates light shade. Well-drained, moderately moist soil. Intolerant of compacted soil, drought, and poor drainage
An excellent specimen. Very dependable, good form, outstanding fall color of yellow-orange to red.
Dark green in summer changing to bright scarlet-red or yellow in fall. Opposite, simple, 3 to 6 inch long; 3-5 lobes, lobes are pointed and coarsely toothed, sinuses deep, narrow.
Buds are sharply pointed, nearly black in color, about .25 inches long.
Brown twig with lenticels.
Flower is greenish yellow.
Not of ornamental value. Samara, about 1 inch long. Wings nearly parallel to each other.
'Bon fire' - Rapid growth, good red fall foliage.
'Columnar' - Upright columnar form.
'Globosum' - Dense round globe.
'Green Mountain'- Dark-green leathery leaves.
'Sweet Shadow' - Dark-green leaves with long, finely cut lobes.