Acer saccharum ‘Legacy’

sugar maple

Outstanding Qualities

‘Legacy' sugar maple is a fast growing, densely-branched, symmetrical shade tree. The thick, waxy, dark-green leaves have a definite sheen and are resistant to tattering in our frequent wind storms and are resistant to burning during the droughty summer months. In the fall, the entire tree transforms to bright red with touches of pink, orange and golden yellow.

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Acer triflorum, Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis, Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’, Pyracantha ‘Mohave’, Magnolia kobus

Great Color Contrasts: silver, gold, burgundy

Great Color Partners: green

Culture Notes

Sugar maples grow best in well drained soil, but are very tolerant of sandy and clay conditions. Full sun will give the most intense fall color. Once established this selection will only require occasional watering during dry periods. Prune to prevent rubbing and crossing branches in young trees; as they mature very little pruning is needed.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: round tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 30 ft. 0 in. (9.14 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: occasional watering