Sugar or Rock Maple has a five-lobed leaf with a smooth edge. In fall the leaves turn from a brilliant yellow, through orange to red. The species is the source of Nova Scotia's famous maple syrup.
The sugar maple's broad crown provides a large area of shade.
good, stout foundation tree for windbreaks on farms, in parks or for large areas.
Sugar maple sap is 2 to 6% sugar. It is the species used for Maple Syrup production throughout eastern North America.
The sugar maple can be planted in light shade to full sun, making it a versatile addition to your landscape or woodlot.
Sugar Maple can stand a great deal of shade.
The trees prefer a well drained, loamy soil with a Ph level of neutral to acid
When planting, consider the Sugar Maple's eventual height of 28 metres tall and the shade it will cast.