SelecTree: Tree Detail
GREEN MOUNTAIN SUGAR MAPLE
Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain'
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA
Tolerant of heat and drought.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 65 feet.
Width: 35 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Gray, Furrowed, Ridged or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 10 and 14 - 20.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Scales, Anthracnose, Oak Root Rot, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 24, 2018.
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