Acer saccharum Legacy

Legacy Sugar Maple

This selection combines glossy, dark green leaves that resist leaf tatter and drought making it the most popular sugar maple for the south. The handsome foliage turns yellow-orange in fall color develops later than many maples.

Legacy produces a very symmetrical oval crown making it a good choice where a narrower sugar maple is needed.

Sugar maples have long provided maple sap for syrup production and hardwood for everything from furniture to flooring. It is also an important food source of food and shelter for several mammals, insects, and birds.

  • Proven and reliable selection for the south
  • Glossy dark green leaves
  • Very handsome in summer and fall

  • Category: Tree, Native
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Height: 40-50 ft
  • Spread: 30-40 ft
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Landscape Characteristics
Branch Structure
Foliage Color
Classification by Use
Color Impact
Native
Shade Tree
Specialty Use
Wildlife Garden
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Songbirds
Habit
Upright
Light Requirement
Sun
Part Sun
Foliage
Deciduous
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Growth Rate
Moderate
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Well-Drained
Foliage Color
Green
Orange
Yellow
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer saccharum Legacy

Sugar maples are long-lived trees so plant them in a location where they have space to grow to full size. Full sun and cool, moist soil that doesn't stay too wet are ideal.