Sugar Maples in Central Texas

jscaldwellFebruary 21, 2010

I've been told by more than one knowledgable person that the Maple I planted in front of our house was a bad idea for this climate. Can anyone substantiate this before I rip it out and replace it with a Red Oak?

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arktrees(6b NW Arkansas)

Depends on the Sugar Maple. There are subspecies and possible an ecotype that could be just fine. We need more info.

Arktrees

    Bookmark   February 22, 2010 at 7:43PM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

Where did you get this maple? If it's bigtooth maple, Texas sugar maple, then it should do fine although shantung maple did a lot better than bigtooth maple for me.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2010 at 10:18PM
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