Family: Aceraceae Native Range: Eastern North America Height: 40 to 80 feet Spread: 30 to 60 feet Shape: Upright oval when younger. Large, dense and rounded crown when mature. Bloom Time: April Bloom Color: Greenish Flower/Fruit: small yellowish green flowers, before leaves in April followed by samaras, 1" to 1.75" inches long as a pair they form a horseshoe shape Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade Fall Color: Very Showy; Brilliant yellow, orange and red Drought Tolerance: Moderate Water: Medium Maintenance: Medium Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers fertile, slightly acidic soil. Shade tolerant. Culture: The limbs of Sugar Maple are usually strong and not susceptible to wind damage. The bark forms attractive bright gray plates which stand out especially during the winter. Roots are often shallow and reach the surface at an early age, even in sandy soil. Plant in an area where grass below it will not need to be mowed so the roots will not be damaged by the mower. A variety of birds use the tree for food, nesting and cover and the fruits are especially popular with squirrels. Uses: Excellent specimen tree for the lawn or parks. May be used as a street tree as long as it can be located on a street and in a location where road salt, soil compaction and pollution will not be significant problems. Sowing Acer saccharum Seeds: For best results, please follow the instructions in the order provided. Scarify: Soak in water 24 Hours Stratify: Cold 60-90 days, 40 Degrees F in a Moist Medium (Not wet). Germination: Sow 1/2" Deep, Keep moist (Not wet).
Other Names: Sugar Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple
Seed Qty: 20 Seeds
Zone: 3 to 8
Growth Rate: Slow-Medium
Plant Type: Medium-Large size deciduous tree