Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum Tree Northern Source) Seeds , Organic, non-Gmo #25

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Famous Sugar Maple, one of the primary sources of maple syrup. Very popular as an ornamental for its brilliant fall-colored leaves which shine in red, orange, and yellow. The trunk can be tapped for edible syrup. This variety naturally grows in the northern United States and Canada, so it is well adapted to humid summer climates with winter freezes. Grows to 20-30 ft / 6-9 m.

Grow your own Sugar Maple (Acer saccherum), the most famous syrup-producing tree in the world from seeds!

Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values

Count: 25 seeds
Disease resistant Self-pollinating. Zones 5-10 100% Open Pollinated 100% Heirloom 100% Non-Hybrid 100% Non-GMO

Zones: 3-8 Other Names: Sugar Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple Mature Height: 50′-70’ft Width: 40′-60’ft Shape: Oval to round shape Growth: Fast-growing Growth Rate: Slow-Medium Plant Type: Medium-Large size deciduous tree Family: Aceraceae Native Range: Eastern North America Height: 40 to 80 feet Spread: 30 to 60 feet Shape: Upright oval when younger. Large, dense and rounded crown when mature. Bloom Time: April Bloom Color: Greenish Flower/Fruit: small yellowish-green flowers, before leaves in April followed by samaras, 1" to 1.75" inches long as a pair they form a horseshoe shape Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade Fall Color: Very Showy; Brilliant yellow, orange, and red Drought Tolerance: Moderate Water: Medium Maintenance: Medium Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Does best in moist, well-drained soil but will adapt to poor soil. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers fertile, slightly acidic soil. Shade tolerant.

Beauty, charm, and strength - the Sugar Maple is a hardwood that embodies it all. Rising to large heights, the Sugar Maple expands its grace, spreading out its incomparable leaves. It's no wonder New York and Vermont have both adopted it as their state trees and Canada has adorned its national flag with the Sugar Maple's incredible leaf.

Plus, you get a show of color like no other. In fact, its autumn foliage stands out above all others in the landscape. That's when the substantial green leaves morph to rich golds, bright yellows, then a burnt orange so vivid it almost glows. The show of color ends with an unmatched deep red that will keep you looking forward to next fall.

Sugar Maple seedlings or better known as Acer Saccharum. Hardy in planting zones 3-8. The growth rate is 3 feet each year; Plant in full sun or partial shade and in almost any kind of soil as it is very adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. They will bring wildlife to your landscape, from rabbits to squirrels that feed on seeds, buds, and leaves.

They prefer soil that is moist but does have some drought resistance. Beautiful fall color is brilliant red and yellow; In spring, there will be green to yellow flowers from April to May. It does have a fruit that is second-winged seeds on one stem. These trees make lovely shade trees and could cut down on cooling costs due to the shade they provide. These trees prefer to be planted deep in the well-drained and moist soil.

Broad, textured leaves of green tops and silver bottoms, combined with the tree’s brilliant fall foliage display, also make it a popular choice for planting in home landscapes. The deciduous nature of the large tree blocks hot summer while allowing the warm rays of winter sun to permeate the home landscape, which helps lower home energy usage and costs.

This fast-growing maple tree grows well in soggy soil, nutrient-depleted soil, and other conditions in which most other trees refuse to grow. Silver maples are easily adaptable, thrive when transplanted, and can live well over 100 years.

This brilliant display will make you stop and take notice every autumn. The bark forms an attractive gray color that stands out in winter. This large shade tree is most likely where your maple syrup comes from, it's the most common one used for tapping. The firewood that the Sugar Maple tree produces is coveted due to its ease of splitting, heat value, and resulting ash which can be used to enrich gardens.

Brilliant Fall Colors, Shade Tree, Bonsai, Attracts Birds, Wildlife Food/Shelter, Wind, and Urban Tolerant

Sugar Maple is a large, moderate to slow-growing, long-lived deciduous tree. It will typically grow 40 to 80 feet tall (sometimes to 100 feet) with a large dense, rounded crown and a trunk up to 3 feet in diameter. It is one of the giants of the forest providing abundant shade and beautiful fall foliage. Sugar Maple has deeply furrowed gray bark which turns almost black when wet. Its leaves are medium green, opposite, palmately lobed (3 to 6 inches wide with 3 to 5 lobes) turning brilliant yellow, orange, and red in autumn. Fruit are two-winged horseshoe-shaped samaras about 1 inch long, appearing in clusters, brown when mature in the fall. Sugar Maple grows about 1 foot each year in most soils but is sensitive to reflected heat and to drought, turning the leaves brown (scorch) along their edges. Leaf scorch from dry soil is often evident in areas where the root system is restricted to a small soil area, such as street tree planting. It is more drought-tolerant in open areas where the roots can proliferate into a large soil space.

Sugar Maple is a main component of the Eastern U.S. hardwood forest and is one of the trees which are most responsible for giving New England its reputation for spectacular fall color. This majestic tree is an excellent choice for larger landscapes, parks, and estates. It is not particularly tolerant of air pollution, though. Native Americans taught the early colonists how to tap these trees to make maple syrup which has now become a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S. and Canada. It's an important timber tree in the forest products trade, as well as the source of maple syrup and sugar, a major industry in the northeastern U.S. The sap is tapped from the trees in early spring and then boiled down until it is thick enough to be called syrup. It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. Don't try this in the kitchen - you'll have a layer of sticky film on the walls and ceiling.