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In Deciduous, FeaturedTrees by Stefan Cherry

Sugar Maple – Acer Saccharum

36-45" (2-gallon pot)

$20

  • Grows to 20-35m tall
  • ~30 year to maturity
  • Does well in shady/moist areas
  • Sap can be used to make syrup

46-48" (3-gallon pot)

$24

  • Grows to 20-35m tall
  • ~30 year to maturity
  • Does well in shady/moist areas
  • Sap can be used to make syrup

Sugar maple is a hard maple that thrives on deep, well-drained soils, especially in regions where the soil has a limestone component (calcareous). Sugar maple is highly-prized for its sap, from which syrup and sugar are made. It often forms large stands in the shelter of other trees in mixed forests, but rarely in the open. In some areas it dominates the landscape. The sugar maple grows to a height of 20 to 35 metres tall, with a straight trunk and a rounded narrow crown, and has wide-spreading roots. The hard maples take about 30 years to reach maturity.


Black Maple – Acer Nigrum

XX-XX" (X-gallon pot)

$-

  • Grows to 20-30m tall
  • ~30 year to maturity
  • Does well in wet/heavier soil
  • Sap can be used to make syrup

XX-XX" (X-gallon pot)

$-

  • Grows to 20-30m tall
  • ~30 year to maturity
  • Does well in wet/heavier soil
  • Sap can be used to make syrup

The black maple is a hard maple with seed that matures in fall. It is very similar to sugar maple, and excellent for sap collection to make maple syrup and maple sugar. It has slightly different looking leaves and keys from the sugar maple. Black maple is often found on wetter, heavier soil than that preferred by sugar maple. The Ottawa area has an abundant isolated northern population of black maple, with most of the geographic range for this tree being farther south and west of us. Black maple can hybridize with sugar maple and some tree experts consider it a variety of sugar maple. The black maple grows to a height of 20 to 30 metres tall, with a straight trunk and a rounded open crown. The hard maples take about 30 years to mature.


Silver Maple – Acer Saccharinum

XX-XX" (X-gallon pot)

$-

NEED TO CHANGE
  • Grows to 20-30m tall
  • ~30 year to maturity
  • Does well in wet/heavier soil
  • Sap can be used to make syrup

XX-XX" (X-gallon pot)

$-

  • Grows to 20-30m tall
  • ~30 year to maturity
  • Does well in wet/heavier soil
  • Sap can be used to make syrup

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Red Maple – Acer Rubrum

XX-XX" (X-gallon pot)

$-

NEED TO CHANGE
  • Grows to 20-30m tall
  • ~30 year to maturity
  • Does well in wet/heavier soil
  • Sap can be used to make syrup

XX-XX" (X-gallon pot)

$-

  • Grows to 20-30m tall
  • ~30 year to maturity
  • Does well in wet/heavier soil
  • Sap can be used to make syrup

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