Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants, Shade Tolerant

Height: 40-80'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: April

Bloom Color: Green

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Acer saccharum, northern sugar maple

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$21.99

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Description

Sugar maple is a diverse tree with an iconic status. The sugar maple leaf is actually the national symbol of Canada, but it’s said that the United States technically has more of these trees than its northern neighbor. It is a mid sized tree and usually developing an attractive, rounded shape. Its most notable features are its brilliant yellow-orange fall color, and its ability to produce the sweet maple syrup we know and love. It makes for an excellent specimen/shade tree, however it unfortunately doesn’t tolerate salt/road pollution well, so it should be kept away from the street if possible. It hosts many different species of wildlife, notably the adorable Rosy Maple Moth (pictured above).


 

Additional information

Height

40-80'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April

Bloom Color

Green

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

Acer saccharum, northern sugar maple

Shipping Information

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.