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Sugar Maple

Botanical Name: Acer Saccharum
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Mature Height: 60-75'
Growth Rate: Medium
Seed Source: Michigan and Pennsylvania

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Notes
Sugar Maple trees are loved for the spectacular fall colors of yellow, orange, and red.

Uses
These trees are often used to accent streets, parks, and lawns (however, they must be kept away from road salt).

Wildlife Value
The Sugar Maple attracts many different wildlife including whitetail deer, moose, and snowshoe hares. With that, many squirrels value its seeds, twigs, and buds as food.

History & Lore
Tea made from the inner bark of the Sugar Maple was once used to alleviate coughs and diarrhea. This occured in 1663 when Anglo-Irish natural philosopher and theological writer, Robert Boyle, told Europeans about the discovery.

Hardiness Zones
3-8

Tree Type
Decidious

Tree Subtype
Maple

Mature Height
60-75'

Mature Spread
50'

Growth Rate
Medium

Seed Source
Michigan and Pennsylvania

Sun Preference
Full sun, part shade

Soil PH Range
5.5-6.8

Soil Preference
Moist, acidic, well drained, deep soil

Tolerant
Shade

Intolerant
Road salt, compact soil, pollution

Diseases
Verticillium wilt, anthracnose, canker, leaf spot, tar spot.

Pests
Scale, borer, aphid

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Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Least Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Least Care