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The Sugar Maple can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Sugar Maple falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Tree
The Sugar Maple grows to be 60' to 75' feet in height.
The Sugar Maple has a spread of about 40' to 50' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Slow to Medium growth rate.
The Sugar Maple does well in Full, Partial Shade exposure(s).
The Sugar Maple grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Well Drained soils.
The Sugar Maple has a(n) Oval shape.
The Sugar Maple tree is one of America's most loved trees. Here is a tree that lives to serve! Perhaps it is best known for its syrup, or Syrop as the French explorers called it when they found Native Americans enjoying this spring delight. Today, about two million gallons of the liquid gold support an important rural industry in the United States. Its gifts include shade and fall beauty that are unparalleled in park and home landscapes. Finally, as one last service during its sojourn on earth, Sugar Maple as firewood has few rivals - it splits easily, gives off an enormous amount of heat, produces few sparks, and ends in fine, rich ashes that pioneers turned into soap but today can enrich gardens.
Sugar Maples are commonly browsed by white-tailed deer, moose, and snowshoe hare. Squirrels feed on the seeds, buds, twigs, and leaves.
The wood of the Sugar Maple tree has always been highly valued for furniture because of its beauty, and for products ranging from flooring to bowling pins thanks to its extreme hardness. During the 2001 baseball season, Barry Bonds switched from the traditional Ash wood baseball bat to one made of Maple and hit 73 home runs, a new record! In 1663, chemist Robert Boyle informed the Europeans about the tree in the new world that produced a sweet substance and John Smith was among the first settlers who remarked about the Native American's sugar processing and the fact that they used the product for barter. It has been used for medicine because of its bone-building phosphates that enhance calcium retention.
Prefers moist soil conditions but has moderate drought resistance.
This trees leaves are 3 to 5 inches across with 5, or rarely 3, distinctive lobes. Autumn coloration is a striking red and yellow.
This tree produces two winged seeds on a single stem, each approximately 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches long.
The Sugar Maple is a large, round, majestic tree that will serve as a landscape standout. Leaves turn yellow, burnt orange or red in the fall. Tolerates shade, likes a well-drained, moderately moist, fertile soil. Deer-resistant, so seldom severly damaged. Do not plant in confined areas or where salt is a problem. Grows 60' to 75' with a 45' spread. (Zones 3-8)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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