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Pictures shown are mature trees for sake of reference. 

This product is sold in transplant size bundles of 25.

(Not full grown)


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Scientific Name: 
Genus: Acer
Species: A. saccharum

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 40 to 80 ft
Width: 30 to 60 ft


Common characteristics:

The bark of sugar maples will be a light gray to brown and mostly smooth. Bark on older trees will be gray to almost black that appears to have plates or scales. Twigs are smooth and reddish-brown with sharp-pointed terminal winter buds. Leaves are simple and opposite on the stem. Leaves will have three- to five-pointed, smooth-edged lobes.  They are dark green on the upper surface of the leaf and lighter green below. The sugar maple really shines in autumn when its leaves turn a brilliant shade of dark red, scarlet, orange, or yellow. The seeds of the sugar maple consist of two slightly connected wings or samaras, each containing one seed. These seeds are easily carried by the wind. 

Where it grows:

The sugar maple is often seen in the urban environment but is more well-suited for the forest. It does not tolerate salt, small growing spaces, or drought well. These are all common in the city environment. It thrives on moist, well-drained soils and can be grown in full shade. The sugar maple can grow to be quite large and long-lived.

How it’s used:

Excellent specimen tree for yards or parks for its beautiful fall color. May be used as a boulevard tree in a location where road salt, soil compaction, and pollution will not be a significant problem. 

Ecosystem services:

Used by insect pollinators, game birdssongbirds, small and game mammals 

Where it is native to:

The sugar maple is native to the Eastern United States. Locally it will grow in cool, rich locations in the eastern half of the state. 

Sugar Maple - Bundle of 25

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  • All items are available until sold out and subject to change according to nursery availability. If there is a change, SWCD will notify the customer within a resonable amount of time ahead of the tree pick up date, if possible. No cancellations after February 15, 2024. All stock is subject to the same condition Morrison SWCD receives from our nurseries. Therefore, Morrison SWCD accepts no responsibility regarding survival of stock and makes no provisions for replacements.

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