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Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 496. | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Steve Hurst @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Bruce Marlin | Own work http://www.cirrusima... | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: User:Fungus Guy | [1] | License: PD
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Daderot | Own work | License: PD
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Captain-tucker | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Captain-tucker | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Captain-tucker | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Captain-tucker | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Captain-tucker | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 496. | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 496. | USDA | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 496. | USDA | License: CC-BY-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 496. | USDA | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-3.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-3.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-3.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-3.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Bruce Marlin | Own work http://www.cirrusima... | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: User:Fungus Guy | [1] | License: PD
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Steve Hurst @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Cephas | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Chris Glass, Cincinnati, USA | flickr.com | License: CC-BY-2.0
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Chris Glass, Cincinnati, USA | flickr.com | License: CC-BY-2.0
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Jomegat | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Common-Pics | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Photo (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: GFDL-1.2
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Suzi Duke | originally posted to Flickr as Golden sugar maple | License: CC-BY-SA-2.0
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Malcolm Gin | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Malcolm Gin | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Cephas | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Cephas | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Jmeeter | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: ????? from Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States | Multiple plants at W...Uploaded by Vux | License: CC-BY-2.0
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Cephas | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Cephas | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Cephas | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Cephas | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Pearson Scott Foresman | Pearson Scott Foresm..., donated to the Wikimedia Foundation | License: PD-ScottForesman
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Quercus1981 | Own work http://www.treetopic... | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Photo (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 GFDL-1.2
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Photo (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 GFDL-1.2
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Photo by and (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 GFDL-1.2
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Photo (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 GFDL-1.2
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Photo by and (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 GFDL-1.2
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Photo by and (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture | License: PD USDA
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum) http://www.sagebud.com/sugar-maple-acer-saccharum/
    Credit: Iris Schilke | Self shot, de:Datei:Zuckerahorn... | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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Acer Saccharum, or more commonly know as Sugar Maple, is a tree shrub with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Acer. It has a slow growth rate and a height of 100 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during mid spring and is tolerant of shade. Acer Saccharum or Sugar Maple's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Acer
  • Family: Aceraceae
  • Order: Sapindales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU-) 2(FACU-) 3(FACU) 4(FACU) 5(FACU) 6(UPL) 8(FACU)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • Allelopath: Yes
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 20
  • Height Mature (feet): 100
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Long
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 80
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: Medium
  • pH (Minimum): 3.7
  • pH (Maximum): 7.3
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 300
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 700
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 20
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 80
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 40
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -43
  • Bloom Period: Mid Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 6080
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None




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