|Acer saccharum is a large maple best known as the source of maple syrup. 'Goldspire' has a dense, columnar form, reaching 60 to 75 feet tall, occasionally 120 feet tall, and is very resistant to leaf scorch. Mature bark is deeply furrowed, gray brown. Foliage is dark green in summer; yellow-orange color is 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.