|Acer saccharum is a large maple best known as the source of maple syrup. 'Legacy' has a dense, oval to rounded form, reaching 60 to 75 feet tall, occasionally 120 feet tall, and is resistant to drought and leaf tatter. An excellent cultivar for the south. Mature bark is deeply furrowed, gray brown. Foliage is lustrous green in summer, with red and orange fall colors. Soft pink and salmon appear in fall with favorable conditions. 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.