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Description

Enhance your landscape for autumn. This impressive tree features a graceful form and large leaves that change from verdant green to stunning sunset hues of yellow, orange and red. Provides cooling shade during warm summer months. Matures to be 50' tall or more. Cold-hardy. Shipped unbranched, 3-4 feet.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Ripens/Harvest February To Mid-march
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.3
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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Tools & Supplies

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Why did you choose this?
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I need a tree to replace a Bradford pear and a red oak. The Sugar maple should be a great replace for two trees. I hope
Scott C on May 6, 2016
Bought 2 of these beautiful for a friend.
Debra B on Mar 13, 2016
I need a tree to replace a Bradford pear and a red oak. The Sugar maple should be a great replace for two trees. I hope
Scott C on May 6, 2016
We're in Wisconsin so we had to get more Sugar Maples!
Karen A on Apr 12, 2016
Bought 2 of these beautiful for a friend.
Debra B on Mar 13, 2016
We're in Wisconsin so we had to get more Sugar Maples!
Karen A on Apr 12, 2016
How many years until it can be tapped for syrup?
OrangeBlossom on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When the trunk is at least 10 inches in diameter, it is mature enough to safely tap. Depending on the environment, this can take many years (think double-digits). Knowing this, the sugar maple tree is often planted for the earlier benefit of fall color and shade, and the later benefit of maple syrup/sugar.
How long does it take for a Sugar Maple Tree to mature?
Stephanie C on Feb 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! The Sugar Maple will typically take 50-80 years after planting to reach maturity.
how fast does it grow?
vicki w on May 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Very slow grower, However, like oak, slow growers are longer living trees. Mine has grown about 6-8" in a year, but I am at 4500' elevation with a short growing season.
I am a Biology major and love sugar maple trees! Is there anything I should add to the soil when planting a new maple tree?
Beth L on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Maple Trees will grow in sandy or clayey soil. The texture should be loose enough to allow roots to anchor the tree to its site. Avoid swamps, dry sandy ridges and thin rocky soil. Maple trees do not grow well in alkaline soil with PH over 7.3. The PH should range from 5.5 to 7.3. Actually they will tolerate soil PH down to 3.7. Mix in plenty of well rotted compost and aged manure. Fallen leaves will act as a soil enriching mulch. Good luck with your planting. Maybe you could start making Maple Syrup if you can find enough trees large enough to tap. My son and I started making Maple Syrup as a hobby and it has grown into a small business. It takes 40 gallons of Maple Sap to make 1 gallon of Maple Syrup. Richard Filmer.

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I am a newbie to planting trees
I am a newbie to planting trees and I didn't planet it at the proper time but it's growing like a weed. very good products will order again.
May 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
sugar maple tree
So far it is going great. Ilived through the first winter
August 9, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
sugar maple
my daughter loves her baby tree and she has gotten into gardening since she got her baby she hasn't had any problems so far. I would buy from your company in the future, the plant came healthy. I would also refer your comp to my family and friends
June 1, 2016
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1 year ago
All are growing
All three trees are growing...they look a bit weak, but we will see. Only one of the trees had leaves growing out of all of its buds, the rest only had very very little growth.
July 10, 2016
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4 months ago
Dead tree
Unfortunately, even though my property grows sugar maples well with many in and around it, this sugar maple from Starks never seemed to grow at all. All recommendations were followed, but it was dead within the first growing season.
August 10, 2016
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1 year ago
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