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3.‘Legacy’ Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum ‘Legacy&rsquo

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 8
Height:
60 – 75  with a 100 – 120  potentia
Spread:
variable; usually w/d height
Habit:
Upright-oval to rounded; heavier crown with better distribution of leaves than most sugar maples
Light:
Best in sun or partial shade
Soil:
Well-drained, moderately moist, fertile soil preferable; slightly acidic soil seems to result in greater growth
Flowers:
Flowers: 1/3 – 1/4  long, greenish yellow
Fruit:
1 – 1 3/4  long, winged fruit
Landscape use:
One of the best of the larger shade and lawn trees;excellent for lawns, parks and golf courses; not for use in crowded and polluted conditions
History:
Native range of sugar maple is eastern Canada to Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas; introduced 1753
Pests\Problems:
Problems: leaf scorch caused by excessive drought
Significant Features:
Glossy, thick, dark green leaves; good red or sometimes yellow-orange fall color, has proven superior in the South, drought resistant