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ACER SACCHARUM Sugar Maple Seeds

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Acer Saccharum Sugar Maple is native to North America, particularly the hardwood forests of eastern Canada, where it provides not only the inspiration for the Canadian flag (red maple leaf), but is also the primary variety used to produce maple syrup. Acer Saccharum, also known as the Sugar Maple or Rock Maple is a hardy ornamental tree that is very popular in gardens and landscapes in cold to temperate regions for very good reason. Acer Saccharum Sugar Maple provides a stunning display of colour for all seasons. Whilst the plant is deciduous in winter, it quickly follows with a stunning display of glossy dark green foliage in spring and summer followed by the spectacular display or yellow, bronze, orange and red colour in the Autumn. Acer Saccharum Sugar Maple is also known for its ornate bark, providing character and charm to many more established gardens. Acer Saccharum Sugar Maple is commonly grown in a wide range of soil types ranging from sandy loams through to heavier clays, with established plants able to tolerate relatively extreme soil moisture levels including either swampy or very dry conditions. Like all Maple varieties, Acer Saccharum Sugar Maple is also suitable as a bonsai, provided the seeds are germinated in either Jiffy pellets for a shallow compact root system, or in a low-organic matter soil to ensure the plants are not very vigorous. If the young plants are not being started in Jiffy pellets, the tap-root should either be snipped or curled (J-rooted) within the first 8 - 12 weeks of germination, to ensure the plant remains optimally suited for bonsai.

Advantages of Acer Saccharum Sugar Maple

  • Majestic ornamental tree
  • Spectacular display for every season
  • Attractive landscaping variety
  • Suitable for screening or as a specimen
  • Ideal as bonsai plant


  • 3 - 4 m height in 5 years, but can grow as tall as 8-10m over the years
  • 1-2 m apart is suitable planting distance (as a screen) though these are generally planted as features
  • Suitable for full sun
  • Drought and waterlogged-soil tolerant once established
  • Suitable for pots but best grown in temperate regions of Australia
  • Hardy deciduous tree

Seed Sowing Instructions

  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
  • Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden

What am I Purchasing?

  • Premium seeds of Acer Saccharum Sugar Maple
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Damien Tune (VIC)
Sweet delights

The instructions were easy to follow, the seeds were carefully packaged, and they even arrived early. What more could you ask for? These little maple seeds are well on their way to being big, strong trees.

Amy (NSW)
Sugar maple

Very timely and great instructions

Rebecca Krumins (NSW)
Fantastic product and service

The Climbing Fig offers very reasonably priced seeds but also provides all of the growing instructions which is extremely useful. Delivery was fast and service was excellent.
I would recommend them to anyone.