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.
How to Grow
18 seed/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.