Green Mountain Sugar Maple trees offer beautiful fall foliage with orange and red colors. The Green Mountain Sugar grows oval, making them look well-kept and uniform. The branching of this particular tree variety is strong and holds up quite a bit better than other maple tree varieties such as silver maple. This variety is maple is shade tolerant which means that it can grow in shady areas where other trees may partially block some sunlight. Since the tree gets up to 60 feet tall and 45 feet wide, it makes a great shade tree variety. Green Mountain Sugar Maple trees also perform better in less than ideal growing areas such as are by hard surfaces. Though no trees love to grow in these areas, Green Mountain Sugar Maple trees will adapt to these conditions better than other varieties.

Green Mountain Maple Spring Leaves

Green Mountain Maple Bark

Green Mountain Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain’

Plant Type- Deciduous Tree

Flower Color- Green

Foliage Color- Green foliage in the summer and orange to red in the fall.

Growth Habit- Upright

Growth Rate- Medium

Zone- 4-8

Height- 40′-60′ feet tall

Spread- 35′-45′ feet wide

Light- Full to partial sun

Details-  The branching of Green Mountain Sugar Maple trees is strong.  The tree produces samara or helicopter seeds.  The seed pods have a double wing attached to them.  The helicopter seeds can be easily dispersed in the lawn and other surrounding areas.  The foliage of this maple variety is tough and durable.

Pruning- Pruning should be done in the summer after the tree is done leafing.  Waiting till after there is foliage on the tree will sap seepage.

Other maple tree options.

  • Autumn Blaze® Maple
  • Black Japanese Maple
  • Bloodgood Japanese Maple
  • Burgundy Belle® Maple
  • Cascade Dawn Flowering Maple
  • Coral Bark Japanese Maple
  • Crimson Queen Japanese Maple
  • Crimson Sentry Norway Maple
  • Emerald Elf Amur Maple
  • Emerald Lustre® Maple
  • Fernleaf Full-Moon Maple
  • Flamingo Boxelder Maple
  • Kelly’s Gold Boxelder Maple
  • Monroe Vine Maple
  • October Glory® Red Maple
  • Pacific Fire Vine Maple
  • Paperbark Maple
  • Pink Flowering Maple
  • Red Flowering Maple
  • Red Sunset® Red Maple
  • Royal Red Maple
  • Sienna Glen Maple
  • Silver Maple
  • Sugar Green Mountain Maple
  • Summer Red® Red Maple
  • White Flowering Maple
  • Yellow Flowering Maple