Maple (Sugar)

$6.00

Acer saccharum

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Tree in 2 x 5 inch coco fibre plug

Light: part shade to full sun
Moisture: medium
Soil: loam
Mature Height: 80 feet

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Description

The national tree of Canada and the leaf found on the Canadian flag! Grows best in soil that is slightly sandy but rich in organic matter and consistently moist but well-drained.  An attractive looking tree turning brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange in the fall. Excellent producer of sap for maple syrup and sugar. Does not handle drought or  heavy pollution very well and is not suitable for sites with compacted soil.  Avoid planting near roads as it does not tolerate high levels of salt in the soil.  This tree is quite slow-growing, but matures into a beautiful and sturdy specimen. For a faster growing maple, try Red Maple.

FUN FACT:  Prior to the introduction of the honey bee (and later refined cane sugar) to North America, the Maple Tree was the main source of sugar of the First Nations, and later the early settlers. It takes around 30 to 40 L of sap to make 1 L of syrup!

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

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Additional information

Weight.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Partial Shade

Moisture Requirements

Medium

Soil Requirements

Loam, Rich in Organic Matter

Pollinators

Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae

Flower Colour

Yellow, Green

Bloom Period

Spring

Fall Colours

Yellow, Orange, Red