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Green Mountain® Sugar Maple Tree
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Green Mountain® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 576
Green Mountain® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 1307
Green Mountain® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 3547

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 30-40'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Green Mountain® Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain' PP2,339
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  • - Vibrant Red/Orange Fall Color
  • - Instant Impact: Large, Landscape-Ready Tree
  • - Great Legacy Tree
  • - Plant Near Your Patio or a Spot Where Your Neighbors Can Enjoy Too
  • - 3-Year-Tree Guarantee Available
  • - Ships On Our Own Trucks


Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 30-40'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Recommended by Our Growers

The Story



Fall is for football games, hot chocolate, and the rich, crisp autumn colors of trees like Green Mountain® Sugar Maple. You'll almost be able to warm your hands by the glow of its fiery red-orange leaves! In summer, this noble native tree's deep green leaves will have the opposite effect, giving you welcome shade while you kick back under its cool, sheltering canopy. Plant Green Mountain® Sugar Maple near your patio or deck or showcase it in your front yard for the whole neighborhood to enjoy. Just be sure to plant this long-lived legacy tree where it has room to grow and reach its full potential, because it will be celebrating the seasons for generations to come.

The Princeton Nursery was founded in Kingston New Jersey by William Flemer Sr. in 1913. After years of searching for a new site to grow his business, Flemer chose Kingston for its nutrient rich soil and location which was halfway between New York and Philadelphia. Flemer continued to buy land and property to provide housing for his many employees. At its peak the nursery grew to 1200 acres and was the largest commercial nursery in the United States. Through the Great Depression the nursery survived by growing farm crops and using German prisoners of war for labor. William Flemer III, specialized in breeding and introduced many new varieties of shade and ornamental trees. The nursery was granted dozens of patents including Green Mountain Sugar Maple. The nursery closed in 2010 but more than 240 acres of the nursery have been preserved along with 25 historic structures. Here you can still find many of the beautiful trees introduced and planted by the Flemer family.

Sweets for the sweet(tooth)? This awesome Green Mountain Sugar Maple is so full of candy-coated sweetness that even your dentist can't resist! This heat tolerant "sweetie" has dense dark green foliage that holds up well in dry, windy summers. In fall, dark green leaves transform into colors of orange and red - creating instant eye-candy in your garden. This is one Sugar Maple that will be sure to calm your cravings!



We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Our substantial sizes and the quality of our trees are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong and structurally sound trees that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery.

The Details




Plant this show-stopping tree near a patio or porch so friends and family can enjoy its canopy and color during all your outdoor gatherings. Planting your Green Mountain Sugar Maple in a grove will make its colorful show even more brilliant when fall comes around; your neighbors will thank you! Your Sugar Maple grove will also turn into the perfect reading spot—add a hammock and you're all set to enjoy this tree for generations to come.



The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on AA, A, B, C and larger scale. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!



Real BIG trees don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert transportation and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch’s own trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We’ll ship your trees and plants directly to your front door! Ask a Plant Whisperer about shipping to a local participating garden center and you’ll be able to pick it up at no additional cost*. Ask us about planting services and rates – we’d be happy to assist in installation!
*Bigger trees, Size A and larger, will take approximately 21 – 28 days to be delivered.

  • - Complimentary shipping on plant material Size A and larger.
  • - Size AA & AAA (our Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home at a cost.

How to Grow

Sugar Maples = awesome fall color and maple syrup to boot! They are easy to grow and you can plant them in practically any sunny location, just make sure the soil is not too wet or too dry. Sugar Maples grow at a rate that is “just right” – not like the fast-growing Red Maples or the slow-growing Norway Maples. Sugar Maples will brighten your cool, autumn days and autumn is the best time to pay it back by fertilizing. Supply it with a dose of medium rate fertilizer for the first few years. This will help your tree produce healthy new growth for the upcoming spring season. Just like the Red and Norway Maples, Sugar Maples have no major pest or disease problems. One thing that is different, however, is that Sugar Maples don’t have the usual problem with surface roots, giving you more space to plant lots and lots of shade-loving plants!


1) Upon arrival, water the plant thoroughly while it is still in the container. Continue to water daily until planting time.

2) Planting time. Remove the plant by gently laying the container on its side, being careful not to damage or break branches. Take hold of the base of the plant and pull the root mass out of the container.

3) It's important to "wake up" the root system before planting. Lay the plant on its side, simply take a knife or saw and slice through the root ball 1 to 2 inches deep, cutting from top to bottom every 12″ around the root mass. Scoring the roots is a vital step to prevent future problems like root circling that can be detrimental to plant health.

4) Dig the hole. The hole should be approximately 6” wider around than the root mass. Example, if the root mass on the plant is 15” wide, the hole should be 27” wide. Note, the hole width can be approximate and not the exact measurements.

5) It is very important not to plant too deep, it is best that the root mass be exposed 2” above ground level or the surrounding soil. This is important to be sure the root flare (the highest roots extending out from the trunk) is not planted too deep. The bottom of the hole should be firm and undisturbed to avoid settling after planting.

6) Gently place the plant into the planting hole. Backfill with the soil removed from the planting hole, packing in around all sides of the root mass. Remember to leave the root mass exposed 2” above the existing soil line.

7) When finished, thoroughly water in. Allow the water to slowly soak through the newly planted hole.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 70'
Avg Mature Width 45'
Spacing 30-40'
Growth Rate Medium-Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Red/Orange/Yellow
Flower Color Pale Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale


Size: A

Size A

Size: C

Size C

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

7' Tall. Grown in our #7 tree container with a sturdy stem and good branching.

Size C Trees:

9-10' Tall. Grown and shipped in a container. This Green Mountain Sugar Maple is shipped shady picnic ready. This tree is big and limbed up high for proper branching structure in the landscape.

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Green Mountain® Sugar Maple Tree
Green Mountain® Sugar Maple Leaf
Green Mountain® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 576
Green Mountain® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 1307
Green Mountain® Sugar Maple Additional Product Shot 3547