$30.00 – $200.00
Plants are between 12-18″ in height.
The Sugar Maple or Rock Maple is a species of maple native to the hardwood forests of northeastern North America. Best known for its bright fall foliage and for being the primary source of maple syrup, the Sugar Maple makes an excellent deciduous shade tree. Sugar Maples are relatively slow growing and, like all maples, home owners should be mindful of how close it is planted to sidewalks, foundations, driveways, etc. because of its shallow root system. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Shade|
|Leaves:||Opposite, simple, 3 to 6″ long and across, 3 to 5 lobed, acuminate, cordate, slightly coarsely toothed with narrow and deep sinuses; variable but generally dark green, glabrous or pubescent, often pale green to gray-green below; petiole is 2 to 3″ long. Usually a medium to dark green in summer; changing to brilliant yellow, burnt orange and limited red tones in autumn; there is great variation in fall color among members of this species; the New England types seem to show more orange and red than the southern Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois group which develops a beautiful golden yellow; cultivated trees in Georgia develop good fall coloration; magnificent in the fall even in 7b-8a.|
|Size:||A landscape size of 60 to 75′ is often attained; potential to 100 to 120′ in height; the spread is variable but usually about 2/3’s the height although some specimens show a rounded character.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 4 to 8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Upright-oval to rounded; usually quite dense in foliage.|
|Rate:||Slow, possibly medium in youth; the size of one recorded specimen was 23′ in 28 years and 62′ in 128 years; obviously this indicates that the Sugar Maple is a slow grower; however, another recorded specimen grew 23′ high and 23′ wide in 10 years in Oregon.|
|Flowers:||Perfect, staminate or pistillate, apetalous, 5-sepals, campanulate, 1/5 to 1/4″ wide, greenish yellow, borne on 1 to 3″ long pendulous hairy pedicels in subsessile corymbs; stamens exserted in the staminate flower, before the leaves in April; attractive in a subtle way.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Leaf scorch (a physiological disorder) can be a serious problem caused by excessive drought; Verticillium wilt.|
|Landscape Value:||One of the best of the larger shade and lawn trees; excellent for lawn, park, golf course; possibly as street tree where tree lawns are extensive; definitely not for crowded and polluted conditions; beautiful fall color and pleasing growth habit, suffers from extended heat and if used in the South should be located away from stressful sites.|
|Soil Preference:||Prefers well-drained, moderately moist, fertile soil; pH-no preference although a slightly acidic soil seems to result in greater growth; susceptible to salt.|
|Care:||Prune in winter and water transplants thoroughly and often.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the tree 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established tree.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.