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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.
|Ships November through April|
Sugar Maple Seedlings
Hardy Planting Zone- Sugar maples do well in the U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 3 to 8a.
Bloom Season - Trees start flowering in early spring.
Bloom Color - The leaves look greenish-yellow.
Height at Maturity - Sugar maples reach heights of around 60 to 75 feet at maturity, but they can grow to a height of 125 feet or more.
Soil Type Preferred- Deep, fertile soil is the preferred soil type. The best pH is between 4.5 and 7.3. The soil should constantly stay moist, not wet.
Sun or Shade - Full sun is optimal for this tree, but it can handle partial shade.
The sugar maple (Acer saccharum) is a deciduous tree that grows in various climates throughout the United States.
It is native to northeastern and central United States and eastern Canada. Sugar maples contain sap, and older trees have shaggy bark. Open-grown trees have smaller trunks and narrower canopies than forest-grown ones. Sugar maples create strong root systems in the loose soil of all types.
They reach maturity after 30 to 40 years and can live for over 150 years.
Trees start flowering after 30 to 55 growing degree units. The leaves are up to 7.9 inches wide and long and palmate. In the summer, leaves create lots of shade. In the fall, the foliage takes on colors between yellow and orange and can appear red-orange. Also, trees can color unevenly.
In general, they are not bothered by diseases and pests. However, in suboptimal conditions, they suffer from verticillium wilt, scales, aphids, borers, and powdery mildew. In hotter climates, including zones above 8a, the tree's leaves may brown at the edges, and its center could hold leaves through the winter. If growing in more basic soils, it can develop chlorosis. If the soil stays wet for long stretches of time, the tree may develop root rot.