Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain’ – Green Mountain® Sugar Maple

Botanical Name: Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain’

The Green Mountain® Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain’) is a deciduous sugar maple tree. It grows to a height of 40-60 feet with a 35 feet spread. Its canopy is symmetrical and pyramidal or rounded in shape. It has a straight central leader, with strongly attached scaffold branches that rarely fail.

This sugar maple  is commonly found in the Eastern hardwood forests of the United States and Canada. However, it will thrive in most of the United States. With its radiant yellow and orange tones, it contributes to the spectacular color that these forests display every fall.

The Green Mountain® Sugar Maple develops delicate and small yellow-green flowers in the spring before the leaves unfurl. The flowers transform into two-winged samaras. The leaves of Green Mountain® are dark green and star-shaped, with a leathery texture. They are approximately 6-8 inches wide with 3-5 lobes.

This sugar maple cultivar is resistant to leaf scorch when it receives enough water. It is also resistant to leafhoppers.

Green Mountain® Sugar Maple is not tolerant of pollution or road salt. It should not be planted in compacted soil, as this could lead the tree to develop verticillium wilt.


Height: 40-60 ft.
Width: 35 ft.
Shape: Rounded/Pyramidal
Flower Color: Yellow-Green
Flowering Time: April
Fall Color: Bright Red, Orange, Yellow
Features: Dramatic fall color, handsome deep green glossy leaves in spring and summer
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Watering: Moderate & Regular
Soil: Prefers rich soils with average moisture – the soil shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. Not particular about soil pH. Avoid planting in compacted soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate
USDA Zones: 3-8
Uses: Specimen tree, shade tree, lawn tree, park tree
Similar Trees: Fall Fiesta® Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum ‘Bailsta’)

Additional information


Pyramidal, Rounded

Flower Color

Green, Yellow

Flowering Time


Fall Color

Bright Red, Orange, Yellow

Growth Rate



Lawn Tree, Park Tree, Shade Tree, Specimen Tree

USDA Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Mature Height


Mature Width



Full Sun, Partial Shade

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