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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.

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
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 50 - 80' tall x 35 - 50' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 35 - 50' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow shade trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

Arrives when it's time to plant

Your success is our priority. We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location based on your local climate conditions.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Sugar maples are beautiful and productive as syrup providers over time.
Shawndreia D on Mar 26, 2020
The color is amazing.
MICHELLE F on Mar 1, 2020
Sugar maples are beautiful and productive as syrup providers over time.
Shawndreia D on Mar 26, 2020
Because I want a Sugar maple on my property.
Douglas B on Mar 14, 2020
The color is amazing.
MICHELLE F on Mar 1, 2020
They are beautiful shade trees.
Lyle N on Jan 10, 2020
I want red trees in the fall & I was too late to order this year
DORIS J on Dec 11, 2019
Color, size and shade are some the reasons why I picked this tree. I have one already on my property and it is so wonderful to sit under when the weather is hot. And during the Fall, I love its color!
Barbara A on Apr 23, 2018
Looks like a pretty tree for year round enjoyment
Janet E on Jan 1, 2018
I choose sugar maples for the amazing fall color
Rochelle K on Apr 18, 2017
Love the color of sugar maples in the fall and summer shade.
Alice K on Feb 27, 2017
We plant 1 sugar maple for each grandchild as they arrive
Martha W on Feb 24, 2017
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
Because I want a Sugar maple on my property.
Douglas B on Mar 14, 2020
They are beautiful shade trees.
Lyle N on Jan 10, 2020
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 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.
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.
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: Would have the soil tested before adding anything. If the soil isn't deficient extra fertilizer can stunt the plants growth. If anything I would add compost to the soil for a slow release of nutrients. Hope this helps. Cheers.
Are there any fast-growing maple trees that do not produce helicopters in the spring?
Keith T on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately unless its a maple bonsai all maple trees have seeds. they have a netting that yoe can hang under the tree that catches most not all (on a windy day).
Are the maple trees good for making syrup?
Johnny W on Jan 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: My understanding you can make maple syrup from any maple tree and I have. The sugar content is 2x that of other maple trees in sugar maples which means less boiling down. That really does not mean much because most of the hard boiling is driving off water the more concentrated the syrup is. You will have to carry 2x as much sap from a regular maple as a sugar maple for the same amount of syrup. My trees from Strark are growing very well but are still too young to tap so I cannot comment. Hope that helps.
How many years until I can tap a tree for syrup?
Marilyn K on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: While I am not unhappy with what I received in my order, you should have a realistic expectation. You will get what looks to be a stick with roots. We ordered two and one is thriving 2 years later at about 3.5 feet high. Many years from tapping I would guess.
Is it a fast or slow grower?
Mary H on Jan 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Most sugar maples are naturally slow growers. You might be able to accelerate it's growth with extra fertilizer.
What is the size of the maple sugar you are selling ?
Aldo B on Mar 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: When shipped, regular trees are about 3-4' tall and/or with a 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. Or in an Ez start pot which ships 1.5-3 feet tall. When your tree matures, it will be approximately 50 - 80' tall x 35 - 50' wide.
I have one shipment on order to ship in April can I add to it for the free shipping?d
Bonnie M on Mar 16, 2020
Do all maples produce "helicopters"?
Diane on Mar 3, 2020
I have had my tree for 3 years. Growing OK. But zero sign of fall color. I am in zone 5B, which should be fine. Leaves just drop in the autumn with little to no change in color. Thoughts?
Mitch &. on Sep 27, 2018

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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
Purchased
over 5 years ago
2 lived
2 are growing fine, 2 died, 1 looked like it had an experience during packing
May 4, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years 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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Tree in question dead.
I am sorry to report that my Maple tree has not survived. It didn't do very well last year, and this year did not leaf out at all. I am happy to report that the 6 dwarf apple tress have done nicely. They have rust, but that is due to a red cedar about 30 feet away and will be remedied this fall.
June 16, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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
over 4 years ago
did'nt make it 2 weeks
this bare root tree did not last 2 weeks before it became a dry brittle stick.
February 17, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
sugar maple tree
So far it is going great. Ilived through the first winter
August 9, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Growing well
The two sugar Maples I received arrived with no leaves I ordered the bare root mid June. they were packaged well. After about 2-3 weeks they now have leaves and are doing well.
June 28, 2018
Sugar maple
Tree came within a week, soaked it in water over night, and then planted it. Within two weeks it started getting leaves. Looks very healthy. Would recommend. I also ordered a dogwood and a rosebud and they're doing good also. Thanks stark bro's....
June 1, 2018
They all grew.
They survived the first year and are now in leaf making good growth. I look forward to planting more on land I am logging currently. I hope to make maple syrup one day.
June 2, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago