Sugar maple is a stately tree with an oval shape that is native to PEI and is Canada’s national tree. It a neat, care-free tree with an elegant structure. It is most famous for its spectacular display of brilliant red Fall colour although the brief display of yellow flowers in the Spring is also very pretty. It is a cold-hardy tree that grows slowly but lives to over 100 year, making it a legacy tree for many generations.
Cold – Shade – Urban Conditions
|3-5 Feet||5 Gallon|
Full sun. Average to moist, rich soil that will not dry out. Tolerant of range of pH and somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.
Prune in late summer once leaves have fully formed. “Trident”-shaped new growth should be pruned by subordinating the side branches to promote the leader.