James H. Schutte
(Green Mountain Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple)
The 'Green Mountain' sugar maple has an oval to pyramidal, well-branched canopy and thick, waxy, glossy-green leaves that become a vibrant, friendly orange in autumn. Native to eastern North America, sugar maple is a large, hardy deciduous tree with broad, five-lobed leaves. The leaves of 'Green Mountain' become orange in fall, often mottled with yellow and red. In early spring, the branches are filled with tiny, pendent, light yellow-green flowers before the leaves emerge. Blossoms are visited by...
(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.
Gerald L. Klingaman
Shirasawa maple is a small deciduous tree from Japan, which is closely related to fullmoon maple (Acer japonicum) and Japanese maple (Acer palmatum). Best known for its fine cultivars, it bears handsome, rounded leaves with 9 to 13 pointed lobes at their tips. Its leaves turn gold, orange, or red in fall for a lovely show.
Accepting of sun or partial shade, it grows well in most moderately drained, non-alkaline soils. In the landscape it is best used as a small lawn or understory tree or in a...