An American cultivar that has been applied little in Europe so far. It is a medium-sized tree with a columnar to narrow pyramidal habit. The leaf is leathery and bright green and slightly larger than that of the species. In autumn it turns into orange-yellow to yellow, dependent on the weather conditions. The leaf resembles that of A. platanoides, but the difference is that the bruised leaf of A. saccharum does not produce milky sap but a clear liquid. The inflorescence appears simultaneously with the unfurling leaves. The root system is shallow with many branching roots. Though the sugar maple thrives in many soils, a soil that is too wet is unsuitable for healthy growth. The tree is intolerant to stagnating water. Sensitive to salt for icy roads. Does not tolerate hard surfaces.