chicagoland grows® Plant Introduction Program

Crescendo™ Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum ‘Morton’
(formerly listed as A. nigrum ‘Morton’)



Selected from the collections of The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, for its excellent heat and drought tolerance, durable dark green summer foliage, outstanding orange-red fall color, and uniform, broadly oval habit. This selection of the native sugar maple makes an excellent specimen or shade tree for the residential lawn, parks, and golf courses. Like most sugar maples, do not use on sites with compacted or restricted soils, or in areas with significant salt spray or runoff. Mature size will approach 40 to 45’ tall and 30 to 35’ wide. Hardy to USDA Zones 5 – 7.

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