Acer saccharum ‘Legacy’
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‘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.
Plant Type: round tree
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 30 ft. 0 in. (9.14 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 meters)
Plant Height-Mature: 50 ft. 0 in. (15.24 meters)
Plant Width-Mature: 35 ft. 0 in. (10.67 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: occasional watering
Seasonal Interest: autumn foliage color
- 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.