(Legacy Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple)
The patented sugar maple 'Legacy' has a distinctly uniform compact oval-shaped crown and thick glossy green leaves. It was discovered by Willet N. Wandell in his seedling beds at Duncan Nursery outside of Champaign, Illinois. This medium-sized hardy deciduous tree of eastern North America looks attractive all season and its lobed leaves change to red, orange or yellow in fall.
Sugar maples develop the best crown growth in full to partial sun and tolerate a wide range of soil types. They are...
(Majesty Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple)
The symmetrical, well-branched canopy of ‘Majesty’ glistens with thick, glossy green leaves that turn red-orange in autumn. This vigorous cultivar develops its full, neat canopy earlier than most and was selected by Roger Ashton of Cambridge, New York in the early 1980s.
Sugar maple is a large, hardy, deciduous tree. It is best known for it broad, five-lobed leaves which turn pretty shades in autumn. Those of ‘Majesty’ are glossy, thick and less apt to tatter. In early spring, the branches are...
A scaled-down version of sugar maple (Acer saccharum), chalkbark maple is a small, upright, oval to rounded deciduous tree native to the Southeast United States. The leaves are medium green with downy undersides, turning brilliant orange-red in fall. The young branches and upper trunk are light gray.
Chalkbark maple does well in partial shade or full sun and prefers well drained soil. Use it where a full-size sugar maple would be too large, such as in a small yard or under power lines.
Mark A. Miller
(Siebold's Maple, Sode-no-uchi Maple)
A Japanese maple that closely resembles the plant that bears that name (Acer palmatum), this small deciduous tree from the forests of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu is attractive year round and spectacular in fall. Elegant rounded leaves with 9 (occasionally 7 or 11) pointed lobes unfold in spring, just as the clusters of small pale yellow flowers appear (in contrast to the red blooms of Acer palmatum). The leaves are downy when young. Two-winged fruits follow the flowers, maturing...