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Sugar Maples in Central Texas

Posted by jscaldwell Zone 8a/8b, TX (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 21, 10 at 16:25

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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RE: Sugar Maples in Central Texas

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


RE: Sugar Maples in Central Texas

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.

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