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Burnt red and orange autumn fall leaves of an Acer saccahrum Sugar Maple glow within a dark forest
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Acer saccharum Sugar Rock Maple seeds
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Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple / Rock Maple) | 10 - 1,000 Seeds | £3.49 - £159.99

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Acer saccharum - (Sugar Maple / Rock Maple)


A beautiful, deciduous tree, very rare to the UK, and native to Canada and the Eastern United States - being a major source of maple syrup, along with black maple


Growing to around 80-100 ft in height eventually (around 15 ft after the first 10 years), the tree forms an attractive, oval canopy


One of the most shade-tolerant of all the maples


The deeply-notched, palmate foliage emerge a bright green in spring, forming beautiful autumn colours of burnt yellows and oranges, through to scarlet and crimson tones.  The plethora of blended autumn colours last for the best part of a month


Frost hardy to around -15ºC (5ºF). Protect very young plants and seedlings from hard frosts initially


Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack


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Genus: Acer


Species: saccharum


English name: Sugar Maple / Rock Maple


Plant type: Deciduous tree


Eventual height: 3-4 feet grown as a bonsai; around 80-100 feet (24-30 m) within deep, open ground. Around 15 ft (4.5 m) within first 10 years.


Season of Interest: Green foliage spring to summer; intense autumn colours; beautiful leafless form over winter


Hardiness: Hardy to -15ºC (5ºF). Protect very young plants and seedlings from hard frosts initially.


Shelter: from very strong winds


Sun Exposure: Partial shade, but can tolerate deeper shade


Soil: Moist, fertile and well-drained; water well in hotter months. Avoid alkaline soils


Propagation methods: From seed, and softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings




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