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Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain’ PBR

Sugar maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height14m to 20m
  • Spread8m to 12m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Flower ColourGreen-yellow
  • Leaf ColourBright green, scarlet, orange

Description

Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain’ PBR (Sugar maple). A deciduous, upright, spreading tree with an oval crown which is ideal for growing in hot, dry areas. Fully hardy. Large, 5-lobed, leathery, bright green leaves turn shades of bright scarlet and orange in the autumn. Flowers are yellow-green and appear before the leaves emerge.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

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, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Prefers a hot, dry climate and is fully hardy. Do not grow in compacted or poorly drained soils.

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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