Sugar maple leaf

Sugar maple - tree species: Acer saccharum

  • Shape: palmate (3 upper lobes are pronounced, 2 basal lobes are small)
  • Margin: 1-3 points per lobe
  • Venation: palmate
  • Size: 8 - 16 cm (width and length relatively equal)
  • Petiole: 5-13 cm
  • Color: green 
  • Fall color: yellow to bright orange
  • Deciduous
The Sugar maple is the state tree of New York, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.


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  3. Think you have the autumn colours of the Norway and sugar maples mixed up.

  4. The sugar maple leaf has a nice shape and texture.

  5. A beautiful leaf with nice big lobes, and it is nearly symmetrical.