Wholesale & Retail Sales
Pat, Molly & Maggy Hanlon
(231)544-6769
(800)568-9179

 

Sugar Maple        Acer saccharum

Sugar Maples are an attractive maple that can be used for shade as well as beautiful lumber. Also known as Rock maple or Hard Maple. Sugar Maple has a rounded head with dense green foliage and serrated 3 to 5 lobed leaves that are smooth with a waxy but not shiny surface, varying from a bright, light yellow green to medium or deep green above, pale, and fine-hairy on the veins beneath. The flowers on a sugar maple are greenish yellow, budding with the leaves. There are times in the spring especially after a rain where the roadways are littered with the fallen flowers of the maple families, especially the silver but also the sugar maple. The seed pods sometimes called samurai are 1.5" and fall from the tree like little helicopter rotors. This is one of the top trees to plant for fall color as Sugar maples produce vivid red, orange and yellows in the fall and also is an excellent shade and lumber tree. The wood of the sugar maple is heavy, very hard, strong and close grained, capable of taking on a lustrous shine; it is pale buff white pale brown buff, and weighs 43 pounds per cubic foot. Abnormal conditions of growth cause the sugar maple to produce the irregular and interrupted grain known as curled and bird's eye Maple. Sugar Maple is used for cabinet work, flooring, interior finish and firewood. The smooth silvery bark becomes deeply furrowed, shaggy and flaky with age. Sugar Maple attains 70-125 ' in height and up to 5' in diameter. and is hardy from zone 4-8. Sugar Maple is a slow to medium grower somewhat faster than a Norway Maple. These are the Sugar Maple that produce the sap in the spring for Maple syrup. The sugar -yeilding properties of the Maples were known to the Indians even before colonial America. Porcupine Hollow has had a sugar shack producing Maple syrup for over 20 years. When the days start to warm above freezing ad the nights cool to the low 20's we are out burning sap. We still tap a few Sugar Maples using buckets but most sap is collected by piping sap directly from the tree to the shack. The maple sap is heated to 219 degree boiling point to make the most tasty syrup one can imagine. There are quite a few subspecies that are related: Southern Sugar Maple, Rocky Mountain Maple, Western Sugar Maple, Chalkbark Maple, Boxelder and Black Maple. Sugar Maple is native to the following  places: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia. We sell Sugar Maple seedlings wholesale and retail.

 To buy Sugar Maples use the table below.
Sugar Maple in the spring Sugar Maple leaf in the fall. Maggy making her private stash of maple syrup the sugar shack
 

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To order Sugar Maple by PHONE: We're glad to take your order by phone. For your convenience, we have a toll free number  800 568-9179.  Phone orders can be charged to VISA, or MasterCard accounts.

To order Sugar Maples by MAIL: For those who wish to order by mail or prefer to send a check, send orders to: Porcupine Hollow Farm   8593 W. State Rd.  Central Lake, Mi. 49622

Buy Sugar Maple using our secure shopping cart: Plant Type
Plant Type Age Size Quanity / Price
Maple-Sugar Acer Saccharum 4-6"
  6-12"
  12-18"
  18-24"
  2-3ft
  3-4ft
  Branched 6-8ft
  Branched 8-9ft
  Branched 1" caliper
  Branched 1 1/4"
  branched 1 1/2"
Maple-Sugar, Unity, Majesty and Green Mt branched 96-120"
  branched-specify variety 1" caliper
  1 1/2" TT
  1 3/4" TT

 

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Shipping & Handling: Most orders are shipped UPS. Make sure we have your street address and a daytime phone number.

Please include 20% shipping and packaging with your order.

    Minimum shipping $15    

Michigan Residents add 6% sales tax.