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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
The seeds arrived on time, well packaged. Every thing is included that was advised. We'll see if they're the right seeds in about 10 years.
Great communication. Arrived quick. Highly recommend
seeds all arrived in good condition and appeared fresh, most require a cold stratification so are currently in the fridge, two that did not need stratification have both germinated in the expected time, very pleased, rgds john byatt