Super Sweet Sugar Maple Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 50'
  • Exposure: Full Sun - Part Shade
  • Bloom Time: Spring
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Super Sweet Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum 'Super Sweet'
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Have you ever wanted to cover your morning pancakes with your own homemade maple syrup? The name doesn't lie; Super Sweet Sugar Maple is just that, super sweet! It is not only known for its delicious sap, but its spectacular fall foliage as well! The crimson autumn display is what these trees are known for, and they never disappoint! Let this tree become the perfect summer shade for picnics or cool days to rest beneath its handsome architecture to catch up on your favorite book! This is a tree of magnificent beauty and a classic to any landscape! Begin making memories today with new traditions in maple syrup making and autumn picnics!

  • Size AA (2-3' tall) container grown

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 50'
  • Exposure: Full Sun - Part Shade
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Show more ›

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The Story

One of the abundant and popular hardwoods in the Eastern U.S. forest is Acer saccharum, the sugar maple. A deciduous tree, sugar maple, starts the spring and summer with green leaves that soon turn to the notable yellow and orange hues that are the sign of autumn arriving. Slow growers that are long-lived, most sugar maples cannot be tapped to harvest sap until after reaching 30+ years old. Sugar maples are also known to make excellent shade trees that will be around for generations to enjoy.

The Details

"A sweet spin on the classic sugar maple, Super Sweet will be the native shade tree that you're sweet tooth won't be able to live without. Ideal for making maple syrup, Super Sweet mass produces sweet sap perfect for sweet maple syrup. When not producing super sweet sap, Super Sweet is putting on a three season color show for your enjoyment. Well known for its fantastic fall color, Super Sweet lives up to the sugar maple heritage of providing stunning yellow and orange leaves to welcome the autumn.

Height: 40-80 ft, can grow to 100 ft
Spread: 30-60 ft
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Foliage: Green
Fall Foliage: Yellow, Orange
Zone: 3-8"

How to Grow

Sugar maples are easy-keepers in terms of ideal environments to grow. Plant in soil that has medium-average moisture that is well-draining and watch as Super Sweet thrives. Preferably, Super Sweet enjoys soil that is more on the acidic side that is fertile and moist. Full sun is a must for any location! Although a popular choice for a street tree, sugar maples are not tolerant of road salt and urban pollution and should be located where they will not be exposed.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun - Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 60-75'
Avg Mature Width 50-60'
Spacing 50'
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Green, Yellow, Orange
Flower Color Green
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color N/A
Fruit Time N/A
Foliage Color Green
Bloom Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen No
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

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