Maple, Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Native Pollinator Plant.
Here's the tree that made New England famous! It's easy to see why this tree is so prized once you look at its broadly oval to round form and its thick but not impenetrable canopy of dark green, trident shaped leaves that provide medium shade from the summer's heat. Its shade and canopy is not just appreciated by humans, it is an essential American Beauties plant to provide cooling, nesting, and cover for a multitude of our area's birds. Of course, the biggest show for us humans comes when, as September cools, this plant's foliage explodes into a mixture of yellow, orange, and red that always keeps those leaf peepers coming back for more!
- Broadly oval to round form
- Thick but not impenetrable canopy of dark green, trident shaped leaves
- Provides medium shade from summer heat
- Attracts birds
- Beautiful explosion of fall color