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Planted at Mount Vernon


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  • Hardiness Zones


    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

    Tree

    Seasons

    Fall
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 80'
    Max Spread: 60'

    Uses

  • Shade Tree
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Heavy Shade

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern North America


    History

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


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