‘Commemoration’ Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum ‘Commemoration’
Height: 50 ft.
Width: 30 ft.
Shape: Moderately pyramidal
Growth rate: Moderate to fast
Spring Foliage: Light green
Summer Foliage: Dark green
Fall foliage: Brilliant red-orange
Species native to: Northeast, Midwest, and North Central U. S.
Asian Longhorned Beetle Resistant: No
A strong grower with lustrous dark green leaves resistant to leaf tatter in the wind. Dense Heavy crown develops at an early age. ‘Commemoration’ is more resistant to urban conditions than many other Sugar Maples. ‘Commemoration’ attains its fall foliage color up to a week or two before other Sugar Maples.
Introduced in 1983 by Willet N. Wandell.