Green Mountain® Sugar Maple
Botanical Name: Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain’
The Green Mountain Sugar Maple is a deciduous sugar maple. 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, also known as Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain,’ is commonly found in the Eastern hardwood forests of the United States and Canada. With its radiant yellow and orange tones, it contributes to the spectacular color that these forests display every fall. However, this sugar maple will thrive in most of the United States.
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.
Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain 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.
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: Acer saccharum ‘Bailsta’