Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
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Latin (scientific) name: Acer saccharum
Common English name: Sugar maple
Other names: Hard maple, rock maple
French name: Érable à sucre
Requires cool and moist environments on soils containing lime.
Sugar maple is Canada’s national tree and is the main source of sap used in producing maple syrup.
The generic maple species (Acer spp) is Canada’s official arboreal emblem.
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A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.
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