- Height: 60-75 feet
- Light: Sun to part shade
- Soil: Dry or moist
- Bloom: Spring, yellow racimes
- Fruit: Winged, September-October
- Foliage: Deciduous, brilliant fall yellow, orange, pumpkin, reds
- Landscape uses: Glorious landscape tree; brilliant fall foliage
- Fun fact: Native Americans taught the Colonists how to tap sugar maples to make maple syrup
- More information and native range here
Pollinator value: High. Supports the Imperial and hundreds of other moth larvae. Birds eat the caterpillars and other insects; small mammals eat the seeds and nest in the tree's cavities. Butterflies are attracted to the tree's nectar.
Dark green summer leaves turn brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow, sometimes on the same tree. A standout and one of the main reasons for New England's reputation as having the best fall foliage.
Large tree with a spreading crown provides exceptional shade.