- Flower nameSugar maple
- Scientific nameAcer saccharum
- Alias楓, Aceraceae, Maple, Maple tree, Sugar maple, 砂糖楓
- Place of originNorth America
- Place of floweringPark
- Flowering seasonApril, May
- Language of flowersreserve
What is Sugar maple
Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) is a deciduous broad-leaved tree of the family Aceraceae, native to North America. It grows 20 to 40 meters tall and is planted in Canada mainly to extract maple syrup from its sap. It is also used as a roadside tree and a park tree because of its beautiful red (yellow) leaves in autumn. Its red leaves are the motif of the Canadian flag.
Common name: Sugar maple, scientific name: Acer saccharum, alias: Maple tree, Sugar maple, life form: deciduous tree, Tree height: 20-40 m, Bark color: dark gray, Leaf shape: Canadian flag (3-5 lobed, palmate), Leaf length: large (7-15 cm), Leaf color: green to red/yellow (November), Orifice: opposite, Leaf margin: serrate, Flower color: yellow-green, Flowering season: April-May, Fruit type: capsular, fruiting: November, Inflorescence shape: clustered conical, dioecious, Flower shape: bell-shaped, Number of stamens: 8, Winged fruit: 2-4 cm, Uses: sap - maple syrup, tree - roadside trees, wood - furniture, flooring material, leaf shape - motif.