Maple Tree
Missouri Botonical Garden

Maple Leaf
Superior National Forest

Common Name:  Maple; varieties include Sugar Maple (noted here), Red Maple, Black Maple

Scientific NameAcer saccharum; Acer spp.

Mature Height and Width:  Hgt: 40-80 feet; Width: 30-60 feet

Cultural Requirements (Sun/Water/Soil Type): Best in fertile, slightly acidic, moist soils in full sun. Intolerant of road salt and urban pollution. 

Bloom Time:  April

Flower Color:  Greenish

Pollinator Type:  Butterflies, bees; larval host of Imperial Moth

Note: The Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) is non-native and on the invasive species list in Connecticut. Do not plant.