Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple

High Allergenicity

Pollen Type: Tree

Cross-Reactivity: Hard Maple

HS Allergy Extract: Maple, Hard/Sugar

Family: Sapindaceae

Genus/Species: Acer saccharum

Common Names: Sugar Maple, Rock Maple, Hard Maple

Distribution: Native to the hardwood forests of eastern Canada and eastern United States.

Locations: Woodland areas, backyards, roadsides, landscaping. Prefers regions with cool, moist climates.

Pollination Method: Wind-pollinated

Description: Sugar Maple is a deciduous, round, or oval-shaped tree. At maturity, it grows 60′-75′ tall with a 40′-50′ spread. Its dark green leaves are 3″-5″ with five distinct, slightly coarsely toothed lobes. Its petal-less flowers are yellow-green and grow 5-10 together in flower clusters on the end of the branch. It produces pairs of winged seeds about 1”-1 1/2″ long, which mature in September or October. Sugar Maple is best known for being the primary source of maple syrup and for its brightly colored fall foliage.

Sugar Maple