Delivery Date Determined By Size
Legacy® Sugar Maple
Legacy® Sugar Maple
Legacy® Sugar Maple
Legacy® Sugar Maple
Legacy® Sugar Maple
Legacy® Sugar Maple
Legacy® Sugar Maple
Legacy® Sugar Maple

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



  • Most valued for its show of fiery red and orange fall foliage coloring
  • 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

Legacy® Sugar Maple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Acer saccharum 'Legacy'

Regular price $1,175.00
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Why the 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 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. This hardy tree is resistant to drought and leaf tatter (tattered leaves are just icky!). 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!

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant

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. Sugar Maples grow at a rate that is “just right” – not like the fast-growing Red Maples or the slow-growing Norway Maples. Sugar Maples will brighten your cool, autumn days and autumn is the best time to pay it back by fertilizing. Supply it with a dose of medium rate fertilizer for the first few years. This will help your tree produce healthy new growth for the upcoming spring season. 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.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our 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 your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

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


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) 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 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).

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