Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 40-80ft
Plant Spread: 30-60ft (dense, rounded crown)
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: This tree is a main component of the Eastern U.S. hardwood forest and is one of the trees which is most responsible for giving New England its reputation for spectacular fall color. Medium green leaves (3-6" wide with 3-5 lobes) turn yellow-orange in autu
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: yellow-green and without petals, Greenish
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: April
Uses: Shade Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

This beauty is in front of the town library

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 24, 2011 1:16 PM

Most cultivars are less cold-hardy than the species. Subject to bark cracking if heavily pruned. Needs a wide space.

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tinytreez On January 12, 2020 Obtained plant
Seeds obtained from OSC seeds.

Seeds soaked in water for 24 hours then place in moist paper towels to stratify inside refrigerator.

Stratification end date: April - May 2020
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