A native tree with a dense, spreading crown, to 80 feet in height; bark light gray to gray-brown, rough, deeply furrowed, and darker with age.
Sugar maple is the only tree today used for commercial syrup production, as its sap has twice the sugar content of other maple species.
Current Sale Size: 1-2 year old seedlings, 18-24"
Growth Rate: Moderate (6-12" / year)
Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade
Mature Height: 60-80 ft.
Deer Damage Potential: High
Uses: Fall Color, Lumber, Reforestation, Shade
USDA Plant Profile