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Acer saccharinum ‘Temple's upright’

Temple's Upright Sugar Maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & May
  • Height10m to 30m
  • Spread8m to 12m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourGreen yellow
  • Leaf ColourLight green, gold

Description

Acer saccharinum ‘Temple's upright’ (Temple's Upright Sugar Maple). A conical tree with a strong central leader and ascending branches. Grows to 30m. Has a grey bark with smooth, pendulous branches. Leaves are light green, 5-lobed, deep, double toothed and taper to a long point. They turn golden shades in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Silver Maple

Origin

Eastern United States

Interest and use

Shade, ornamental, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

This species will tolerate short periods of flooding or drought.

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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