|Acer saccharum is a large maple best known as the source of maple syrup. 'Endowment' is a fast grower with a compact, columnar form, reaching 60 to 75 feet tall, occasionally up to 120 feet. Dark green leaves, turning yellow in fall are resistant to leaf scorch. Mature bark is deeply furrowed, gray brown. Foliage is dark green in summer, brilliant yellow, orange and some red color are displayed in fall. Greenish-yellow flowers are borne on 1- to 3-inch clusters, in mid spring. Prefers moist, well drained fertile soil, tolerates shade, does not tolerate pollution or salt. Leaf scorch can be serious in drought conditions, and Verticillium wilt can be serious. It is an excellent tree for large park areas, with unparalleled fall color and overall attractive appearance. Native from eastern Canada to Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.