Oregon Trail Maple
This beautiful maple tree is a native of Hiawatha, KS the “City of Beautiful Maples”. In a contest spearheaded by Doug Grimm of Grimm’s Gardens, Hiawatha citizens voted it their favorite of this unique collection of sugar maples that grow alongside the Oregon Trail. It features gray to brownish gray bark. Long, thin, flaky scales which exfoliate at the ends develop on the bark of mature trunks and limbs giving them a shaggy appearance. Insignificant, yellow flowers bloom in spring and give way to 2″ long samaras that mature in fall. Brilliant red-orange fall color. This native Kansas tree has good heat and drought resistance. It has strong branch angles and sturdy limbs that resist ice damage. It is a fast growing tree will provide a graceful addition to a street or park setting. A beautiful, large, landscape tree for areas with poor or wet soil, where other trees may not grow well.
Acer saccharum ‘Hiawatha 1′ grows best in Full Sun. It will grow 50-60′ tall with a spread of 40-50’. Plant in zones 4 to 8.
Care & Shipping Notes
Easy to grow in average to wet soil. Prefers moist soil, but will tolerate dry conditions. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.