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A view within a mature Legacy Sugar Maple, looking up into the branches covered in bright green leaves that are beginning to transition to the fall colors
A close up of the bright orange to red fall color of the Legacy Sugar Maple
A single, bright green leaf of the Legacy Sugar Maple on a white background
A single bright red leaf of the Legacy Sugar Maple in fall color on a white background
A view within a mature Legacy Sugar Maple, looking up into the branches covered in bright green leaves that are beginning to transition to the fall colors
A close up of the bright orange to red fall color of the Legacy Sugar Maple
A single, bright green leaf of the Legacy Sugar Maple on a white background
A single bright red leaf of the Legacy Sugar Maple in fall color on a white background

SPECTACULAR FALL COLOR IN A FAST GROWING MAPLE TREE

FEATURES:

  • In the spring, foliage is a deep green color that carries well into the summer
  • Fall foliage is most valued for its show of fiery red and orange colors
  • Large canopy provides amazing shade
  • Fast-growing, easy to maintain, heat and drought resistant, cold hardy
  • Harvest sweet sap for syrup or other culinary uses in late winter to early spring
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 45-55' tall
  • Mature Width: 30-40' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 30-40' apart

Legacy® Sugar Maple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Acer saccharum 'Legacy'

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SPECTACULAR FALL COLOR IN A FAST GROWING MAPLE TREE

FEATURES:

  • In the spring, foliage is a deep green color that carries well into the summer
  • Fall foliage is most valued for its show of fiery red and orange colors
  • Large canopy provides amazing shade
  • Fast-growing, easy to maintain, heat and drought resistant, cold hardy
  • Harvest sweet sap for syrup or other culinary uses in late winter to early spring
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 45-55' tall
  • Mature Width: 30-40' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 30-40' apart

Why plant Legacy® Sugar Maple?

Plant a Legacy Sugar Maple tree and enjoy the colors of a New England autumn leaf tour in your own backyard! You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities when this classic American shade tree turns fluorescent orange and red in fall. In summer, your favorite spot on a Sunday afternoon just might become a comfy hammock under a ceiling of Sugar Maple tree leaves, and you and your family will probably find yourselves wanting to share more meals outdoors in this majestic Maple’s cooling shade. In winter, you might even try tapping your own maple syrup! A large, long-lived, noble tree, Legacy Sugar Maple truly is a legacy tree that will be enjoyed by your family and cherished by generations to come.

Nurseryman Bill Wandell left quite a legacy in the form of trees he brought into the world. The one that bears the name ‘Legacy’ was a seedling at his Illinois nursery in 1967. It outperformed its 199 siblings, growing faster, and producing thicker, glossier leaves—and more of them. He didn’t rush the new tree to market, but trialed it for 14 years, making sure it was worthy of introduction. He wanted to get it right. He knew what those trees would mean to future generations. On planting trees Wandell once said, “Have you ever noticed that the first things folks do when they visit their old neighborhood is to drive past the home where they used to live just to see how big the trees have grown? I reckon you're doing people a favor when you get them to plant a tree.''

How to use Legacy® Sugar Maple in the landscape?

Sugar Maples are the epitome of the fall season - and this Legacy is no exception! Glossy dark green leaves throughout summer transform into brilliant shades of red and orange in fall. Legacy Sugar Maple is a dense tree which makes it an excellent choice for a lawn tree, screen, shade, specimen, or street tree. The Legacy continues!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Legacy® Sugar Maple

Sugar Maples = awesome fall color and maple syrup to boot! They are easy to grow and you can plant them in practically any sunny location, just make sure the soil is not too wet or too dry. Just like the Red and Norway Maples, Sugar Maples have no major pest or disease problems. One thing that is different, however, is that Sugar Maples don’t have the usual problem with surface roots, giving you more space to plant lots and lots of shade-loving plants!

How To Water

Sugar Maples will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Sugar Maples in general don’t need a lot of attention when it comes to pruning as it is in their nature to grow quickly in a canopy shape.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care. We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*For Big trees and Shrubs, Size XL and bigger: Review our Seasonal Shipping Timelines and Policy here.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations. Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health. Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order. Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees

3-YEAR-TREE GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

 

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer with any questions:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

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