Legacy® Sugar Maple Tree
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Legacy® Sugar Maple Tree
Legacy® Sugar Maple Leaf
Legacy® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 533
Legacy® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 782
Legacy® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 1315

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 25-35'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Legacy® Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum 'Legacy'
$275.00
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Plant a Legacy Sugar Maple tree and enjoy the colors of a New England autumn leaf touin your own backyard!  You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities when this classic American shade tree turns fluorescent orange and red in fall.  In summer, your favorite spot on a Sunday afternoon just might become a comfy hammock under a ceiling of Sugar Maple tree leaves, and you and your family will probably find yourselves wanting to share more meals outdoors in this majestic Maple’s cooling shade.  In winter, you might even try tapping your own maple syrup!  A large, long-lived, noble tree, Legacy Sugar Maple truly is a legacy tree that will be enjoyed by your family and cherished by generations to come.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 25-35'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Nurseryman Bill Wandell left quite a legacy in the form of trees he brought into the world.  The one that bears the name ‘Legacy’ was a seedling at his Illinois nursery in 1967.  It outperformed its 199 siblings, growing faster, and producing thicker, glossier leaves—and more of them.  He didn’t rush the new tree to market, but trialed it for 14 years, making sure it was worthy of introduction.  He wanted to get it right.  He knew what those trees would mean to future generations.  On planting trees Wandell once said, “Have you ever noticed that the first things folks do when they visit their old neighborhood is to drive past the home where they used to live just to see how big the trees have grown?  I reckon you're doing people a favor when you get them to plant a tree.''

The Details

Sugar Maples are the epitome of the fall season - and this Legacy is no exception! Glossy dark green leaves throughout summer transform into brilliant shades of red and orange in fall. This hardy tree is resistant to drought and leaf tatter (tattered leaves are just icky!). Legacy Sugar Maple is a dense tree which makes it an excellent choice for a lawn tree, screen, shade, specimen, or street tree. The Legacy continues!

How to Grow

Sugar Maples = awesome fall color and maple syrup to boot! They are easy to grow and you can plant them in practically any sunny location, just make sure the soil is not too wet or too dry. Sugar Maples grow at a rate that is “just right” – not like the fast-growing Red Maples or the slow-growing Norway Maples. Sugar Maples will brighten your cool, autumn days and autumn is the best time to pay it back by fertilizing. Supply it with a dose of medium rate fertilizer for the first few years. This will help your tree produce healthy new growth for the upcoming spring season. Just like the Red and Norway Maples, Sugar Maples have no major pest or disease problems. One thing that is different, however, is that Sugar Maples don’t have the usual problem with surface roots, giving you more space to plant lots and lots of shade-loving plants!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 50'
Avg Mature Width 35'
Spacing 25-35'
Growth Rate Medium-Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Red/Orange
Flower Color Pale Yellow
Flower 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 Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

8-10' tall when shipped. Full branching, pruned for perfect structure in the years to come. A Bower & Branch top 10 Tree for Fall Color. Grown in our #15 tree container.

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Legacy® Sugar Maple Tree
Legacy® Sugar Maple Leaf
Legacy® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 533
Legacy® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 782
Legacy® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 1315