Acer saccharum ‘Barrett Cole’ APOLLO®

sugar maple

  • © J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

Outstanding Qualities

A fantastic semi-dwarf columnar sugar maple with a narrow upright form and a strong straight trunk, Apollo® will only grow to about half the size of typical sugar maple forms. In leaf it is a dense pillar of green shifting in fall to a spire of orange and gold. This is an excellent selection for use as a street tree or in the small urban garden.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: columnar tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 12 ft. 0 in. (3.66 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 12 ft. 0 in. (3.66 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: autumn foliage color

Culture Notes
Sugar maples grow best in well drained soil, but are very tolerant of sandy and clay conditions. Full sun will give the most intense fall color, but light shade is okay. This compact columnar form will grow best with regular summer watering. Prune to prevent rubbing and crossing branches in young trees; as they mature very little pruning is needed.
Geek Notes
Introduced by J. F.Schmidt & Son Co., Boring, Oregon