Acer Saccharum ‘Temple’


An extremely narrow tree with an upright branching habit, ideal for articulating the landscape silhouette or as a formal tree hedge or allee; adaptable to various soils, but dislikes air pollution and compaction

Ornamental Features

Newton Sentry Sugar Maple has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of gold, orange and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Newton Sentry Sugar Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Newton Sentry Sugar Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Planting & Growing

Newton Sentry Sugar Maple will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Height: 23m
Spread: 3m
Sunlight: Sun
Soil Moisture: Average To Moist
Hardiness Zone: 4
Foliage Colour: Green
Fall Colour: Yellow
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