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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Sugar Maple Foliage
Sugar Maple Foliage leaves are deciduous and can range up to 20 cm long and wide. They consist of five palmate lobes; the upper few are broader and more notched, and the lower ones are relatively small. The tree's foliage is in contrast with the relative silver maple, characterized by more angular notching on the lobes. The Norway maple is another tree known for its confusion with the sugar maple. However, the two can be differentiated by the color of sap found in and around the leaves; white for Norway maples and clear for sugar maples. In the Fall, the sugar maple tree's foliage may be yellow or bright orange earlier in the season and transition to an orange-red or even a deep red, almost resembling maroon. In some trees, all colors in the range may be seen at the same time whilst the tree is changing.
Furthermore, more mature trees may tend for part of the tree's leaves to change color weeks ahead or behind the rest of the tree. For example, a particular tree may be a stunning yellow or orange on a few limbs while the majority of the tree is mostly green. In the northern parts of the tree's range, the colors are more vibrant and drastic in their change. The best locales to collect these gorgeous leaves are in the eastern forests of Canada and the northern and central forests of the United States.
Sugar Maple Foliage has many different colors.
Key areas are Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Minnesota. The leaves can be found in approximately eight unique color shades for display and collection. More shades may be obtained, but the distinctions are up to the collector. The best times to collect these beautiful leaves are early to mid-Autumn. However, these trees may change earlier due to unseasonably cold weather, heavy rainfall in late summer, or unusual stress levels.
Sugar Maple Tree
The Sugar Maple Tree, also known as the Acer saccharum tree, is a large deciduous member of the Sapindaceae family. Typically reaching maximum heights of between 60 feet and 80 feet tall. The Sugar Maple tree is found in the forests of New England and noted for its considerable longevity. While the leaves of the tree maintain a solid green color throughout the Summer, the foliage turns bright-yellow and dark-orange during the Fall.
Growth is best achieved in USDA Growing Zones 3 – 8, and the ideal soil for the Sugar Maple Tree is low-to-medium moisture with frequent drainage in the area. Furthermore, the tree grows best with a combination of direct sunlight exposure and partial shade. If needed, however, the Sugar Maple Tree is versatile and durable enough to grow effectively in a high-shade environment.
Lovely Sugar Maple Trees Contribute to The Candy Industry
For centuries, people in North American have grown Sugar Maple Trees (Acer saccharum species). This plant tolerates cold weather conditions well and thrives between Zone 3 and Zone 6. It needs to experience freezing temperatures during the coldest months of the year to grow dormant.
Sugar Maple Trees at maturity attain a height of up to 115 feet or more. They produce bright green leaves with a characteristic five-lobed shape. During the autumn months, their foliage undergoes striking changes, providing showy displays of yellow, orange, red, and brown hues. The tree's canopy depends to some extent upon its surroundings; Sugar Maple Trees planted in isolation tend to maintain a wider diameter than those planted in forests.
Farmers in North America raise Sugar Maple Trees to produce maple syrup and maple syrup confections. They tap sap from mature trees and then boil it to obtain this in-demand product. The boiling condenses the sugary tree sap into a syrup.
Sugar Maple Trees live between 200 and 300 years. They tolerate a variety of well-drained soil conditions and will grow in either sunny or partly shaded locations. Gardeners should avoid exposing them to highway de-icing salts, so many experts recommend planting them away from the edges of roadsides or driveways.
Commonly planted on lawns, in parks, and on streets throughout the Eastern United States, the Sugar Maple Tree achieves full bloom in April and changes colors throughout the year. With its high height and broad, sweeping leaf structure, the tree is frequently used to provide shade.
In keeping with the name, the Sugar Maple Tree is known for providing ample amounts of maple sugar during the harvest, and these syrups frequently utilized for making syrup.