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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Botanical Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    This stately tree is well-known for its fall color and production of maple syrup. It is a tree of northern forests and does not tolerate the heat or humidity of the south.

    Latin Name

    Acer saccharum


    Family

    Sapindaceae


    Also Known As

    Rock Maple


    Type of Plant

    Trees

    Seasons

    Fall
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 80'
    Max Spread: 60'

    Uses

  • Shade Tree
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tolerances

  • Heavy Shade

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern North America


    History

    George Washington planted sugar maples at Mount Vernon, but was generally unsuccessful.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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