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.