Acer saccharum 'Commemoration'

Commemoration Sugar Maple

Categories: Shade Trees

This variety of Sugar Maple has thick foliage which helps minimize leaf tatter. Brilliant orange to orange-red fall color with age.


More About Acer saccharum 'Commemoration'

  • heavy leaf texture and well rounded crown
  • This is a selection of a native North American species

This tree is a main component of the Eastern U.S. hardwood forest and is one of the trees which is most responsible for giving New England its reputation for spectacular fall color. Medium green leaves (3-6" wide with 3-5 lobes) turn yellow-orange in autumn, sometimes with considerable color variations.


Height:

45-60 ft

Spread:

15-25 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Acer saccharum 'Commemoration' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Mass Plant
  • Interesting Bark
  • Native to Northeast
  • Specimen

Exposure

  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall

Fall Color

  • Orange
  • Multicolored
  • Very Prominent
  • Bright Red
  • Bright yellow

Habit

  • Upright
  • Vase-like