Acer saccharum 'Endowment'

Sugar Maple


Tips for Homeowners:

Prune in midsummer after sap stops running.  Does not hold up well under drought conditions. Water to prevent excessive stress.

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This narrow form of a popular shade tree has excellent fall color and will fit nicely in areas where space is limited.

  • Columnar form allows for use as a street tree
  • Vibrant yellow fall foliage
  • Scorch-free dark green leaves in the summer

Strong upright habit makes it ideal to plant as a street tree or where there is limited space in the landscape.  Best in eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 45-55 ft
Spread: 10-15 ft
Zone: 5-8
Color: Green

Interesting Notes about Sugar Maple:

Sugar Maples are known primarily as one of the best shade trees of all species.  It is the tree chosen as the 'state tree' by more states more often than any others, plus its value extends commercially for syrup production and lumber.  This maple is a little fussier than most other maples because it does not do well in poorly drained soils, salt or pollution.  It does produce roots that tend to grow very close to the soil surface, which is important because these are feeder roots.  These roots and the overall size of the tree will eventually dissuade other plants from growing beneath the tree.  The tree does produce fruit which are referred to as samaras (or helicopters) that mature in fall.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Fall Color
  • Specimen
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Red


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water