|Main commercial source of maple syrup. Common landscape tree. Very attractive in the fall time with its foliage changing in stages of yellow, orange, red to bronze. Produces deep shade and not much can be grown under its canopy. Oval shaped crown. Native to Canada and north eastern and central parts of the U.S. Hardy, widely adapted long-lived tree reaching heights of 40-100 ft. Of historic importance, as the Native Americans taught early European on how to tap Sugar Maples for syrup. Zone 3-8.