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Maple, Sugar – 6-12″ – OUT OF STOCK

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Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) is a moderate growing tree with medium longevity.  It grows 40-80 feet tall and has a spread of 35-50 feet.   It prefers well-drained soils and is very shade tolerant.  Sugar maple has a brilliant fall color and is ideal for parks and lawns.  The sap can be tapped in the spring to make maple syrup.

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Product Description

Overview

  • Seedling Size:   6-12″
  • Seedling Age:   2-0
  • Mature Height:   60 – 80 feet
  • Mature Width:   40 – 70 feet
  • Soil Type:    Acidic, alkaline, drought-tolerant, well-drained soils.
  • Moisture:   Dry or moderate
  • Sun:   Full sun or partial shade
  • Growth Rate:   Slow to medium

Key Characteristics of Sugar Maple

  • Bark forms attractive gray plates that stand out in winter.
  • Opposite, 3-6 inch long leaves, star shaped with five lobes.
  • Sap can be harvested in late winter to make maple syrup (40 gallons of sap per gallon of syrup).
  • Showy leaves are seen in the fall season.

Visitors Attracted to Sugar Maple

  • Rosy maple moth (Dryocampa rubicunda)
  • Maple looper (Parallelia bistriaris)
  • Rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Help Control Invasives!

Sugar maple makes a great alternative to Norway maple (Acer platanoides), an invasive plant still occasionally planted in landscapes.  Plus, sugar maple is more resistant to tar spot disease.

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