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Acer saccharum ‘Temple's Upright’

Sugar maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height11m to 18m
  • Spread10m to 4.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitColumnar
  • Flower ColourGreen yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green, orange-red

Description

Acer saccharum ‘Temple's Upright’ (Sugar maple). A deciduous, slow-growing, columnar tree with ascending branches and large, mid-green, lobed leaves which turn brilliant orange-red in autumn. The spread of the tree stays at around 4.5 meters whilst the tree can grow up to 18m in height.

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
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Requires sun and well drained soil. Fully hardy.

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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