A native tree with a dense, spreading crown, can grow to 80 feet or more 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: Bare-root 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