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Acer saccharumAcer saccharum

sugar maple

Photograph(s) by*: USDA JE

Characteristics

Height: 60-100'
Spread: 50-75'
Flowers: Apr.-May; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; green, tan at maturity; winged
Fall color: yellow, orange, red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 4-7.3
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

upland mesic forests, mountain coves and slopes

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

fall color; maple syrup; state tree of New York and West Virginia



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/444.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004