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A look into the Sugar Maple branching structure with fall color, some upright branching with mostly outright branching with fissured brown bark covered in early fall color leaves that are green yellow and orange
Close up of Sugar Maple leaves, lobed light green leaves
The brilliant fall colors of our Sugar Maple as the transition from green to yellow, orange and red hues
Mature Sugar Maples showing off their deep red fall color
Three mature Sugar Maple trees lining a road as they transition from their green summer color to their reds, oranges and yellows of fall
A look into the Sugar Maple branching structure with fall color, some upright branching with mostly outright branching with fissured brown bark covered in early fall color leaves that are green yellow and orange
Close up of Sugar Maple leaves, lobed light green leaves
The brilliant fall colors of our Sugar Maple as the transition from green to yellow, orange and red hues
Mature Sugar Maples showing off their deep red fall color
Three mature Sugar Maple trees lining a road as they transition from their green summer color to their reds, oranges and yellows of fall

THE QUEEN OF SHADE TREES, KNOWN FOR LIGHTING UP NEW ENGLAND FORESTS EVERY AUTUMN

FEATURES:

  • Large growing and majestic shade tree
  • Leaves emerge as deep green color in spring
  • By fall, a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and yellows appear
  • A wonderful native tree for birds
  • Long living, tough and hardy tree
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Mature Height: 60-75' tall
  • Mature Width: 40-50' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 50-60' apart

Sugar Maple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Acer saccharum

Regular price $425.00
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THE QUEEN OF SHADE TREES, KNOWN FOR LIGHTING UP NEW ENGLAND FORESTS EVERY AUTUMN

FEATURES:

  • Large growing and majestic shade tree
  • Leaves emerge as deep green color in spring
  • By fall, a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and yellows appear
  • A wonderful native tree for birds
  • Long living, tough and hardy tree
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Mature Height: 60-75' tall
  • Mature Width: 40-50' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 50-60' apart

Why plant Sugar Maple?

A favorite of leaf-peepers and nature-lovers across the Northeast, Sugar Maple benefits backyard birds as well. In autumn, this exquisite native shade tree draws in tourists with its fiery colors, but throughout the year it attracts birds with its more subtle charms. Flycatchers and vireos nest in the safety of its branches. Finches and grosbeaks feed on its seeds, buds, and flowers. Warblers and tanagers dine on caterpillars they find munching on its leaves. And woodpeckers peck on Sugar Maple’s soft bark to extract insects hiding inside. A welcoming tree for all!

A majestic native tree cherished for its magnificent fall color and handsome form—not to mention as the source of maple syrup—the Sugar Maple Tree has a special place in nearly every Northerner’s heart. (This is also the leaf on the Canadian flag.) It ranges from eastern Canada down to much of the eastern U.S., flourishing where summers are cool. A climax species, Sugar Maple bides its time in the shade of other trees until it can take advantage of a break in the canopy and assume its place in the upper ranks of the forest. It can live 300 to 400 years.

How to use Sugar Maple in the landscape?

Sugar Maple flowers make a lovely show in April. The delicate chartreuse blossoms dangle from every branch tip and glow in the soft spring sunlight. The flowers are mostly wind-pollinated, but bees do gather the pollen.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

How To Plant Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple performs best in cool northern climates; it will be slower-growing and its fall color will be more of a yellow-orange in the South. Plant this regal tree in full sun to light shade in rich, well-drained soil and water regularly. A layer of wood or bark mulch will help keep the roots cool and moist. In most cases, Sugar Maple is not a great tree for the city, but in rural and suburban neighborhoods, where the tree can stretch out its roots and isn’t bothered by pollution, it is stellar.

How To Water

As a freshly planted tree, your Sugar Maple is going to need consistent watering in order to establish itself in the landscape. For ongoing watering needs, you should supplement watering in times of high heat or drought.

How To Fertilize

When planting, you should use the Elements Starter Plant Food. For ongoing care, you should fertilize in spring and fall each year!

How To Prune

Pruning your Sugar Maple should take place in late winter to early spring, before they break dormancy for the year.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.

Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.

Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.

Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service

The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!

Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!

PlantWhisperers@bowerandbranch.com | (866) 873-3888 | Chat below!

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees

90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

How?

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat

3-YEAR-TREE GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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