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Sugar Maple in fall color
The sugar maple is a large spreading tree that
is good for the yard or in certain cases in windbreaks. This tree is
native to the eastern 1/2 of Iowa, and can survive in almost total shade when
small, waiting for a chance to grow if it can get some sunlight. It grows
best in a well drained soil on a north slope. It will not do well in clay
soils or soil that has been compacted by new construction. It is very
sensitive to being planted too deep so this is very important if planting this
tree. The bark on smaller trees is subject to sunscald during the winter.
If wanting to plant this tree be well aware of
the problems with soils and planting depth. Its beauty in the fall makes
it a favorite plant, and it wood is very strong If used as a yard tree,
can be very nice but does have a heavy leaf drop so will take lots of raking in
Should not be used in any windbreak which also has evergreen trees in it, as
with the large seed population in the fall, and being able to grow in the shade
you will have large number of these trees growing under your evergreens
eventually shading them out if not removed. Would work Ok in a total
deciduous tree windbreak.
Sugar Maple --- Same tree, different year, colors are not the same every year.
SUGAR (Hard) MAPLE- Zone 4-8 - Valuable wood, well drained soil, medium growth, maple syrup, upland tree.
If you are interested in this or any of our other trees then head over to our Ordering Page.
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