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Acer saccharum var. saccharum

Acer saccharum Marshall var. saccharum

Sugar Maple

Aceraceae (Maple Family)

Synonym(s): Acer nigrum var. glaucum, Acer nigrum var. saccharophorum, Acer saccharum var. glaucum, Acer saccharum var. rugellii, Saccharodendron saccharum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Samara
Size Notes: Up to about 100 feet tall. Trunk up to almost 6 feet in diameter.
Autumn Foliage: yes
Fruit: Two joined samaras.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Acer saccharum var. saccharum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acer saccharum var. saccharum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acer saccharum var. saccharum


Record Modified: 2023-04-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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