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Acer saccharinum


Acer saccharinum, the Sugar Maple of the United States. It makes a large tree 70 to 80 feet high, with somewhat loose branches.

The leaves are palmately five lobed, glaucous beneath, and on long slender petioles; in autumn they turn orange scarlet in colour.

There are several varieties, but they are no improvement on the type.
The majority of the Acers thrive on chalk.