Sugar maple

Acer saccharum
Aceraceae
Green Fade Swish

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An impressive & well-known hardwood shade tree that develops a beautiful rounded crown, early spring chartreuse flowers are followed by winged keys (seeds) in fall, instantly recognizable classic 'maple' leaves, furrowed bark becomes plate-like with age, legendary fall color ranges from bright red to yellow, very long-lived, host to Rose Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda) caterpillars, primary source of maple syrup & sugar, suitable for bonsai.

Average To Moist
Sun To Shade
> 60-80 foot tall (25-50 foot wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Tree

Native Range: n. GA, LA, and OK north to s. NB and across to s. BC

Germination - Difficult: Cold stratify 10 weeks, surface sow covered with fine layer of sterile sand. Move outdoors in early spring. Red light improves germination.

Sugar maple - 6-12 inch tall in a quart pot $12.50

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