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Lamar Alexander Parkway (US 321) Townsend, TN 37882

Sugar Maple

Scientific Name: Acer saccharum

Trail Location: 28

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Sugar Maple - Townsend River Walk & Arboretum - Spring 2019
Plant Type:
Deciduous

Family:
Altingiaceae

USDA Hardiness Zones:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

USDA Plant Id:
acsa3

Height:
40 - 80
ft.
Spread:
30 - 60
ft.

Flower:
Minimal

Fall Leaf Color:
Bright Yellow-Orange

Host Plant for the Following Butterflies
Rosy Maple Moth.

Wildlife Value
Great habitat for birds.


The Sugar Maple is known for its sap used to make maple syrup.  Although the sugar maple is a native to East Tennessee, there is very little maple syrup production in this area due to the warm Winter and Spring temperatures.