- Latin Name- Acer Saccharum Hardy Planting Zone- 4-9 Mature Height- 82-115 ft Width- 25-30 Sun or Shade- Partial Shade
Sugar Maple Seedlings - Acer Saccharum
There is nothing more common and beautiful as a Sugar Maple Tree and live for hundreds of year to come. These trees should be spread out from each other, in order to be able to produce a large crown. The sugar maple must have a well drained soil in order for it to thrive. It will not sustain its self in watery soils, or very dry ones as well, it has to have a balance of each. This tree totally thrives, and grows tall and straight in the northern forest, but can also grow in the southern forest, but just not as well.
The Sugar Maple Tree is very tall, and bushes out for great shade value, they can come in various colors, especially in the fall. Most of them have a almost star shaped leaf, and deep detailed beautiful veins. A lot of these tree species are used for landscaping decorations around city streets and businesses, as well as country homes and residential areas. These trees are also great for producing maple syrup, especially if they have a full winter season, and can be tapped to produce maple syrup, what a great treat. There is a wide assortment of maple tree species, and each has different heights and spread ranges, but most are very tall and straight. Sugar maples can grow at about a foot annually, and they are very sensitive to heat and drought.
Growing a sugar maple consists of planting with a light moist soil. Plant tree in a whole of about four times the width of the root, and then four times the height of the root ball, this will provide for enough soil to support the tree to stay in its place. Make sure to water root well before placing soil over it. Once whole is completely filled in, then place mulch about two to four inches above soil to keep moisture in. This tree is very easy to maintain and grow and provides excellent shade for a home or yard.