Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum 'Unity'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: saccharum (SAK-er-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Unity
Additional cultivar information:(aka Jefcan)
Hybridized by Jeffries Nurseries
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Trees

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 31, 2005, darylmitchell from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:

Also known as Acer saccharum 'Jefcan'. A third generation seedling grown in southern Manitoba. Initial seed source from northern Minnesota. Can withstand the harsh climate of the Canadian prairies.

Slow to moderate growth rate with an upright crown. Resistant to frost cracking. Orange-red fall foliage. Valued as a collector tree in the prairie landscape. Grows successfully with adequate snow cover and in a sheltered location.