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Item #134569, Standard. Ships 3 - 4' tall with a 3/8" trunk, bare-root.
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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.


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

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1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Looks like a pretty tree for year round enjoyment
Janet E on Jan 1, 2018
Love the color of sugar maples in the fall and summer shade.
Alice K on Feb 27, 2017
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
I choose sugar maples for the amazing fall color
Rochelle K on Apr 18, 2017
We plant 1 sugar maple for each grandchild as they arrive
Martha W on Feb 24, 2017
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: 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.
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).

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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
over 2 years 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
over 3 years ago
2 lived
2 are growing fine, 2 died, 1 looked like it had an experience during packing
May 4, 2017
over 2 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
1 year ago
sugar maple tree
So far it is going great. Ilived through the first winter
August 9, 2016
over 2 years 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
over 2 years ago
All 3 trees died too much water I guess not sure the more water I put on it the worst it got.
The tree started to grow sure it's not your fault it's mine picked up 3 more going to try it again
May 19, 2017
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
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