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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 Tree
Hardy Planting Zone- Zones 3-8
Bloom Season - Spring/Summer
Bloom Color - Green
Height at Maturity - 70'
Soil Type Preferred- Acidic, Alkaline
Sun or Shade - Full to Partial Sun
Sugar maples are also known as hard maples or rock maples.
These saplings start at only a few feet in height and reach maturity in about 30-40 years. They grow at a rate of 1-2 feet per year. They sprout small yellow-green flowers, which become leaves in the summer. The sugar maple leaf is a toothed leaf with five lobes. They reach from 3" to 5" across. These then turn shades of red and orange during the fall season. Overall, the sugar maple canopy becomes a round or an oval shape when leaves are fully sprouted.
Sugar maple trees produce a dense canopy, making them excellent for shade.
Each year, sugar maples produce wing-like seeds that whirl down to the ground. They mature in September or October. Every 2-5 years, the sugar maple will grow a more bountiful crop of winged seeds.
Only prune these trees in fall to avoid the tree bleeding excess sap. Sap bleeding happens when the tree's sap levels are higher in the spring and early summer.
Sugar maples do best when irrigated during the dry season. They can tolerate drought, but they will thrive in moist soil. Sugar maple saplings also need a large amount of space to grow sufficiently. These trees can grow over 70 feet tall, and their lush canopies can be up to 50 feet wide. These trees cannot handle a large amount of salt in the soil, so they should not be planted in coastal areas.
Sugar maples are tapped for their sap when they mature. This sap is turned into maple syrup. Trees are viable for tapping when they are over 12" in diameter.