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John Pair Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum 'John Pair'

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John Pair Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum 'John Pair') at Tagawa Gardens

John Pair Sugar Maple in fall

John Pair Sugar Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

John Pair Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum 'John Pair') at Tagawa Gardens

John Pair Sugar Maple

John Pair Sugar Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

John Pair Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum 'John Pair') at Tagawa Gardens

John Pair Sugar Maple in fall

John Pair Sugar Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  45 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Caddo Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple

Description:

A majestic shade tree noted for its reliable burnt orange to red early fall color; very resistant to heat, drought, and leaf tatter; adaptable to soils, but dislikes air pollution and compaction; vigorous, with a very formal, broadly oval shape

Ornamental Features

John Pair Sugar Maple has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

John Pair Sugar Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

John Pair Sugar Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

John Pair Sugar Maple will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Fall Color 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Library is for informational purposes only. We may or may not carry the items listed. During many times of the year, we may carry many more plants in our store than are listed in the Plant Library. Please contact us directly at 303-690-4722 or visit our store for current availability and for assistance.


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