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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.
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 palate. 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, they suffer from verticillium wilt, scales, aphids, borers, and powdery mildew in suboptimal conditions. 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 periods, the tree may develop root rot.