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    Sugar Maple - Summer Foliage

 
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Sugar Maple Tree

Acer saccharum

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Growing Zones: 3-8
(hardy down to -30℉)



Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

55-75 ft.

Mature Width:

30-50 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

25 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Acer saccharum

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



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Sweet Addition to any Landscape

Beauty, charm and strength - the Sugar Maple is a hardwood that embodies it all. Rising to heights of nearly 100 feet, the Sugar Maple expands its grace, spreading out its incomparable leaves to widths of 50 feet across.

It's no wonder New York and Vermont have both adopted it as their state trees and Canada has adorned its national flag with the Sugar Maple's incredible leaf.

A Show of Color like no other

If there are trees in heaven they're probably Sugar Maples. Its autumn foliage stands out above all others in the landscape. That's when the substantial green leaves morph to rich golds, bright yellows, then a burnt orange so vivid it almost glows.

The show of color ends with an unmatched deep red that will keep you looking forward to next fall. With a gorgeous array of brilliant colors, Sugar Maples make an exceptional roadside tree. So beautiful are the leaves that passersby may want to pull over for a longer look.





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Customer Reviews

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I bought a sugar maple from fast growing trees and it showed up as a six foot stick with some leaves and no branches. Then the leaves were all dying and when we called and complained, they said its a disease and its not their problem. I will never order a tree from here again
January 1, 2013
We planted in the winter
...and it's comin' along just fine! New, fresh foliage; it keeps budding!
May 2, 2016
Burns, TN
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
It's getting there, Sugar maple
it has been a low start, then the leaves came out. it's holding on pretty good so far. I can't wait to see the new beginning in the spring.
October 6, 2015
Hillsboro , AL
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
Maple Tree
Happy with the service and quality of the tree. Tree is alive and well. I would recommend your company and trees to anyone,
May 22, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
A Baby
It may be little but the leafs are starting to sprout. Can wait to watch it grow up. I'm sure by fall it will be beautiful with full autumn color.
May 17, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Pretty small tree
I planted it in the fall and it survived the winter. It's pretty small and flexible. I hope I see it grow into something significant. It may take 30 - 40 years.
This tree is about 30 inches tall. I sure hope it is literally a fast growing tree.
This tree is about 30 inches tall. I sure hope it is literally a fast growing tree.
May 15, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
I planted it then it looks like a squirrel or something tried to eat it and it died shortly thereafter.
May 13, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Sugar Maple Tree


Sugar Maple Tree Planting Diretions

The Sugar maple tree (Acer saccharum) is a moderately growing, cold hardy maple that can take cold snaps down to -30 degrees! This full to partial sun loving tree is a beautiful green during the spring with vibrant colors in the fall season. The sugar maple grows well in USDA zones 3-8, will mature to heights of 55-75 feet tall and anywhere from 30-50 feet wide! Take into account the mature height of the tree when scouting your planting site as these can disrupt power lines. The maple is fairly drought tolerant but is more sought after for its stunning fall beauty and great shade giving abilities.

Location: Tolerant of soggy soils, Sugar maples grow nicely on any fertile soil that is not alkaline in pH. Once established, it tolerates droughts with little harm although infrequent, deep irrigation will help retain more foliage in extremely dry periods, especially in regions with hot summers. Select a spot where the tree is in full to partial sun exposure.

Planting instructions:
1) Make a hole for the maple that’s 2-3 times the width of your tree’s root ball and equal depth.
2) Remove your maple from its container and ensure root moisture.
3) Place your tree in the planting hole, keeping the top of the root ball even with the ground.
4) Spread the roots out evenly and surround them with dirt, tamping down to avoid air pockets, which can dry out the roots of your tree.
5) Fill a small amount of the soil into the hole to maintain the tree’s upright position and water thoroughly.
6) Once the water has absorbed into the root ball and surrounding soil, fill the remaining soil into the planting hole. Pack firmly and water a second time.
7) Mulch to retain soil moisture and keep competing growth away from the planting site.

Watering: During its formative years, your maple will require weekly watering of at least 1½ inches of water. Even as it matures, your tree will still need plenty of water during the summer months. Be sure to water correctly, light green leaves are a sign of over-watering, while drooping leaves signify both over-watering and under-watering.

Fertilization: During the first growing season, use only slow-release fertilizer tablets on your new maple. Refrain from using stronger fertilization methods until your tree becomes more established. Any 10-10-10 fertilizer, such as Miracle Grow will be suitable. Fertilize your maple twice a month when it is coming out of dormancy and once a month during the summer. Discontinue before the tree returns to its dormant state.

Weed Control: Do not permit weeds and lawn any closer than 2-3 feet from your maple in the first year. Pull the weeds initially, and then utilize a growing mat or mulch. Insulate the roots 2-4 inches and replenish as needed. Do not spray pesticides on a young maple, and ensure that wind does not blow chemical drift onto your tree.

Pruning: Since maple trees bleed sap when their branches are cut, the best time to prune is when the leaves have fully matured. At this time, there will be less sap. Remove all dead or dying branches. Do this before you start cutting live branches; it will give you a better idea of what your tree looks like and how many of the live branches you’re going to need to cut. Decide which branches you’re going to cut before you start cutting. Look for large branches growing at narrow angles to the main trunk, branches that are rubbing others or branches that are growing inwards and crossing others. Remove the larger branches. To do this, make the first cut all the way through the branch, at least a foot from the main tree trunk. Use two cuts; the first should begin underneath the branch and go upwards, with the second starting on the top and going down to meet the first. With the weight gone, you can finish cutting the remainder of the branch without struggling with the extra length of the branch.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Reminds me of home.
Peter R on Apr 27, 2018
Color, and size and shade
Pamala C on Feb 28, 2018
Reminds me of home.
Peter R on Apr 27, 2018
We were looking for a shade tree that is hardy and pretty in the fall.
Cynthia C on Mar 30, 2018
Color, and size and shade
Pamala C on Feb 28, 2018
I always wanted to have one ..hoping for the best and luck!
violeta v on Jan 30, 2018
My wife wants one and I thought we should try one here around Spokane. Maybe get some syrup but definitely get leaves for compost and mulch.
Thom F on Jan 30, 2018
love how big it'll grow
ivan u on Jan 15, 2018
PERFECT COLOR AND SHADE IN A WONDERFUL PACKAGE.
GUILLERMO A on Dec 1, 2017
Fall Foliage
Mary M on Dec 1, 2017
Our tree maintenance service owner said this is his most favorite tree and my husband said he grew up with 2 on his farm. As a child he used to tap the trees for maple and his mother would boil it down to make syrup.
Sarah I on Nov 27, 2017
As a photographer and gardener I am looking for a fall background. Thus, I chose these trees.
christi k on Oct 23, 2017
A neighbor has this tree. I like the mix of red and yellow. Also it will help block a sight line into a bedroom, which has an elevated window facing the neighbors.
Christopher B on Oct 22, 2017
Several neighbors have the sugar maple tree. I love the fall colors.
Billy E on Oct 19, 2017
syrup, and the bees Love it
Norma R on Mar 10, 2016
I would like to make maple syrup
ROBERT B on Feb 14, 2016
Because my last name is sweet and I have a 3 sweet girls!
Saif H on Oct 27, 2015
beautiful tree, fall color grows great
steven T on Oct 10, 2015
We were looking for a shade tree that is hardy and pretty in the fall.
Cynthia C on Mar 30, 2018
I always wanted to have one ..hoping for the best and luck!
violeta v on Jan 30, 2018
How long does it take for it to grow nice and tall?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Sugar Maple Tree grows between 1 to 2 feet per year, and could take a while to get between 55 - 75 feet tall.
Can you ship to zone 10 this Sugar Maple?
Magaven on Nov 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately you are not in the recommended growing zones of 3-8
how soon do we have to plant the tree? in March we usually have snow on the ground
Irene on Oct 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Best when the frost line drops to about 18 inches in your area - need to allow the roots to grow in non-frozen soil. It's not an issue of what is above the ground- after planting, it's about what happens to the roots. If leaves freeze- they will grow back (not the concern). Dianne
diameter of tree?
Daniel A on Oct 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The diameter of the 2 trees I purchased are both about 1/2 inch
How close to your house can you plant a sugar maple?
Eric E on May 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is going to get rather large, so if you plan on having it for many years to avoid it scraping up against the house or its root up against your foundation, I would say about 20 feet.
Is it great?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes it's great. The Sugar Maple Tree provides beautiful fall color. It's a tough disease and pest resistant tree. It's so great that its leaf is featured on Canada's flag.
What is the root system like?
Maureen B on Sep 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They have a shallow root system.
what is the expected lifespan of a sugar maple?
fr d on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The expected life span is 300-400 years.
How fast do they grow?
Lorrie B on Dec 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They grow 1-2 foot per year.
Will this tree grow on the north side of a house in n. ms.?
Mary Eva P on Nov 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it should do fine

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