Acer saccharum Acer

Acer

Description: Acer saccharum, also know as the 'Sugar Maple' is a large ornamental tree resembling the Norway Maple (Acer platanoides). One of the finest autumn colouring of orange, gold, scarlet and crimson with delicate leaves down beneath. Greenish-yellow flowers appear in the spring in short, upright sprays. A worthy majestic, healthy tree for any situation and famous for its Maple Syrup production which comes from the leaf stalks.

History: Introduced in 1735 in the USA where they are particularly grown around the Great Lakes.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Red / Gold
  • Leaf colour: Red Gold
  • Prefers full sun
  • Interesting foliage
  • Flowering month: May
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Autumn colour
  • M Size: Medium
  • Open space planting

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