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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Maple trees can be grown in Hardy Zones 3 through 9
Bloom Season – Maple trees will start to bloom in March through June, depending on weather conditions.
Bloom Color – Usually green, yellow, orange, or red depending on the type of maple tree species.
Height at Maturity – A maple tree will grow to a size of 60 to 75’ with a spread of 40 to 50’ at maturity.
Soil Type Preferred – Maple trees prefer deep, well-drained fertile soil types that are acidic to slightly alkaline. The tree prefers moist soil conditions but has moderate to good tolerance to drought conditions. Do not plant them where salt can be a problem.
Sun or Shade – Maples prefer full sun or partial shade. They need a minimum of four hours of direct and unfiltered sunlight each day.
Maple trees are a beautiful tree for any landscape, and they make an excellent shade tree.
During the summer, their leaves are medium to dark green. They do best in colder climates. Maple trees do not do well in very hot or arid desert climates. They do require regular water from either sprinklers or rainfall.
Maple trees are known for their incredible display of fall leaf colors. During the fall, their leaves can turn to different shades of red, yellow, and orange. During the winter months, the leaves fall off until they bloom the following spring again.
There are about 125 different species of the maple tree. The most popular species being silver maple, red maple, sugar maple, and Norway maple. Some species of maple trees can live as long as 300 years. On average, they live for about 100 years. Maples are a hardy tree but can be susceptible to common pests like box elder bugs, aphids, and spider mites.