A large tree hightly valued as a shade tree for handsome form, dense foliage and blazing autumn color. Tolerant of wet conditions, but well adapted to more dry rocky sites. Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple) is a species native to the hardwood forests of northeastern North America, from Nova Scotia west to southern Ontario, and south to Georgia and Texas. Sugar maple is best known for its bright fall foliage and for being the primary source of maple syrup.
Sugar maple is a deciduous tree normally reaching heights of 25–35 m (82–115 ft) tall, and exceptionally up to 45 m (148 ft). A 10-year-old tree is typically about 5 m (16 ft) tall. Beautiful fall color.