Green Mountain Sugar Maple Tree (Acer saccharum ‘Green Mountain’)
Green Mountain Sugar Maple Tree
Sugar Maples are pure beauty with bright, unforgettable colors on an upright, pleasing shape that makes them one of the most popular trees in the US. The Green Mountain Sugar Maple is no exception!
Plant this variety for shade or ornamental appeal—either way your yard will greatly benefit from its stately, attractive growth. Its dense foliage delights with varying shades of yellows, oranges and reds, and its perfectly shaped leaves are the epitome of autumn.
This low-maintenance, long-lasting maple is spectacular on its own or planted in mass for even bigger impact. Plus, its deep green foliage in summer offers extended interest apart from its main act in fall.
Plant the Green Mountain Sugar Maple to enjoy its spectacular performance for years to come!
|Hardiness zone||4-8 outdoors|
Tolerant of soggy soils, Sugar Maples grow nicely in any fertile soil but prefer well-draining soil. And once established, they tolerate droughts with little harm, although infrequent, deep irrigation will help retain more foliage in extremely dry periods, especially in regions with hot summers.
Select a spot with full to partial sun exposure (4 to 8 hours of sun per day), and dig a hole for the Maple that’s 2 to 3 times the width of your tree’s root ball and equal depth.
Place your tree in the planting hole, keeping the top of the root ball even with the ground. Fill a small amount of the soil into the hole to maintain the tree’s upright position and water thoroughly.
Once the water has absorbed into the root ball and surrounding soil, fill the remaining soil into the planting hole. Pack firmly and water a second time. Finally, mulch to retain soil moisture and keep competing growth away from the planting site.
During its formative years, your Maple will require weekly watering, and as it matures, your tree will still need plenty of water during the summer months. Be sure to water correctly – light green leaves are a sign of over-watering, while drooping leaves signify both over-watering and under-watering.
During the first growing season, use only slow-release fertilizer tablets on your new maple. Any 10-10-10 fertilizer will be suitable. Fertilize your maple twice a month when it is coming out of dormancy and once a month during the summer. Discontinue before the tree returns to its dormant state.
Prune when the leaves have fully matured. At this time, there will be less sap. Remove all dead or dying branches. Do this before you start cutting live branches; it will give you a better idea of what your tree looks like and how many of the live branches you’re going to need to cut. Decide which branches you’re going to cut before you start cutting. Look for large branches growing at narrow angles to the main trunk, branches that are rubbing others or branches that are growing inwards and crossing others.
|Common name||Green Mountain Sugar Maple Tree|
|Botanical name||Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain'|
|Plant type||Shade Trees|
|Hardiness zone||4-8 outdoors|