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Order: Sapindales
   Family: Aceraceae
            Genus: Acer
                        Specie: saccharum

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Deep well-drained soil

Features: 5-lobed leaves turn yellow-orange to crimson in autumn

Uses: Autumn color Shade tree Tree for large landscapes

Zones: 4-8

Description: Acer saccharum produces the best sap, which is extracted to make maple syrup. It also produces valuable timber with attractive figuring known as ?bird?s eye? or ?fiddle-back? maple. It is considered by many to be the best of all autumn-coloring tre

Growth Habit: Upright multi-branched habit

Comments: Sap is extracted for maple syrup

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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