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Goldspire Sugar Maple*

Acer saccharum 'Goldspire'

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Goldspire Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum 'Goldspire') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Goldspire Sugar Maple

Goldspire Sugar Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Goldspire Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum 'Goldspire') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Goldspire Sugar Maple in fall

Goldspire Sugar Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Hard Maple, Rock Maple


A durable pyramidal to almost columnar tree, suitable for smaller landscapes; features good deep yellow to gold fall color, very adaptable to soils; great for adding some dynamics to the landscape silhouette or as an accent

Ornamental Features

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

Landscape Attributes

Goldspire Sugar Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. 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 only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Goldspire Sugar Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Goldspire Sugar Maple will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

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.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade  Articulation 
Fall Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features