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Name: Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) 6775
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Teaser: Canada's Maple Syrup tree, yellow red leaves in fall.
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Canada's maple syrup tree.  Sugar maple is native to the eastern half of North America and produces a sturdy, stately tree that provides us with maple syrup in spring, luscious shade in the summer and beautiful yellow, red and orange leaves in fall. The hard wood from sugar maple is used for specific use flooring, cabinetry, furniture, sporting goods such as bows and surprisingly the highest grade pool cues that can be had! Sugar maple typically makes its best growth on deep, well drained loam dominated soil and typically grows to between 15-25 m (50-80') in height. Sugar Maple makes a superb specimen tree in the landscape. 18 seed/gram

  • Packet $1.99
  • 5g $4.95
  • 25g $19.00

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Product Code 6775
How To Grow 18 seeds/gram Stratification of tree seed occurs naturally outdoors through the winter. Sowing tree seeds outdoors in the fall takes advantage of this natural effect. To stratify indoors, mix the seed with a moistened, sterile, peat based soil in a container, wrap in a ventilated bag, and place it in a refrigerator for 12 to 20 weeks. In the spring plant seeds into a sheltered spot outside to grow into seedlings. Transplant to permanent site when well rooted.
Blooming Season Begins Late Spring
Life Cycle Perennial
Propagation Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Fall
Light Full Sun
Growth Habit Sturdy
Height Very Tall %2815 to 25 m%29%2850%27 to 82%27%29
Frost Tolerance Winter Hardy
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Native of Canada
Family Name Sapindaceae
Latin Acer saccharum
Suggested uses. Specimen shade tree. Maple syrup production. Specialty purpose hardwood lumber. Habitat rehabilitation and reforestation.
Requires Stratification Many plants produce seed that is viable but dormant. This means that while the seed has all the internal structures and nutrients required to germinate, the seed coat is so hard, water cannot pass through it and initiate germination. When seed is in this state, it is known as being dormant. Seed dormancy is a naturally selected for trait that protects the seed of many plants allowing them to safely overwinter and then be ready to sprout in more favourable conditions in spring. The remedy to naturally breaking seed dormancy is typically the passing of time. In particular, seed overwintering outside and experiencing the natural freeze thaw cycles that occur in late fall, winter and early spring. To artificially break seed dormancy, sow the seed in a soil-less mix, water than chill in a refrigerator for a set period of time. This dormancy breaking process is called stratification.
 
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