Common Name: Sugar Maple
Botanical Name: Acer saccharum
Fall Colour: Brilliant yellow, burn orange, limited red tones
Shape: Upright oval to rounded
Sugar maples are known as Canada’s native tree which is notorious for it’s brilliant fall colours. Its sap can be boiled to make maple syrup. It takes approximately 40 litres of sap to make 1 litre of maple syrup. It makes an excellent specimen for a lawn or park planting. Sugar maples are not very tolerant of pollution or road salt.