Sugar Maple, acer saccharum

Sugar Maple,  acer saccharum
Item# DA-sugarmaple
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 5000 Seeds

Seed Specifications:Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 53%; Where Harvested (location) - Kentucky

The Sugar Maple has a dense, upright oval to rounded crown. The lobed medium green leaves develop outstanding fall color ranging from clear yellow to golden orange to orangish red. Sugar Maple makes an excellent specimen or shade tree in sites with ample root and crown space. It is native from Minnesota eastward, with a few outlying populations in eastern South Dakota. It's also a very popular tree in the Northeaster United States. Sugar Maple sap is collected in late winter and boiled down to make maple syrup. The Sugar Maple can reach heights of 40-70 feet and a width of 30-50 feet. It's cold hardy to zone 3.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day . Stratification: Cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: Sow see 3/8" deep, tamp soil, keep moist, mulch seed bed. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial stratification.