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Type of Maple tree to plant?

Posted by woodsprite_61 5b Ont.Canada (My Page) on
Fri, May 18, 07 at 20:45

Looking 4 maple tree; biggest, longest-living, best type for zone 5b? Any adivice or pointers to a good authorative info source, book or URL, very welcome. Thxs :)


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RE: Type of Maple tree to plant?

  • Posted by marric Z5b Ontario (My Page) on
    Sun, May 20, 07 at 8:19

I garden in Z5a. I also wanted a hardy maple that would give me gorgeous fall colour. I bought 'Green Mountain Sugar Maple' at Humbers in Brampton. They told me this one was the one that grows in New England and gives the goreous colour. We bought 10 of them and planted them along the laneway. That was 6 years ago and they are really starting to fill out now. Marg


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RE: Type of Maple tree to plant?

Thanks, Marg. I looked at some pictures, it's a pretty tree. Nice shape. Have they grown much in 6 years? What colour do they turn in fall? Sandy


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RE: Type of Maple tree to plant?

  • Posted by marric Z5b Ontario (My Page) on
    Sun, May 20, 07 at 14:39

Sandy: The trees were, I think, about 12' when we bought them. They have grown about 4'. We get some harsh winter winds here, we're in a valley and the winds tunnel through here in the winter. They have done more filling out than growing tall for now. They are just starting to show their true colors. Marg


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