Sugar Maple

$6.00

Acer saccharum

14 in stock

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Description

The Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) is Canada’s national tree! It grows best in soil conditions that are slightly sandy but rich in organic matter and consistently moist but well-drained.  An attractive looking tree that turns brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange in the fall. An excellent producer of sap for maple syrup and sugar. Does not handle drought or  heavy pollution very well, and is not suitable for sites with compacted soil.  Avoid planting near roads as it does not tolerate high levels of salt in the soil.  This tree is quite slow-growing, but matures into a beautiful and sturdy specimen.

FUN FACT:  Prior to the introduction of the honey bee (and later refined cane sugar) to North America, the Maple Tree was the main source of sugar of the First Peoples, and later the early settlers.

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Additional information

Weight .13 kg
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 40 cm
Flower Colour

Yellow, Green

Bloom Period

Spring

Fall Colours

Yellow, Orange, Red

Pollinators

Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae

Poisonous To Humans?
Moisture Requirements

Moist

Soil Requirements

Rich in Organic Matter

Light Requirements

Sun to Partial Shade