Acer saccharum ‘Barrett Cole’ APOLLO®
© J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
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.
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
Colors & Combos
Great Plant Combinations: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Green Arrow’, Calocedrus decurrens, Fagus sylvatica ‘Purple Fountain’, Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’, Salix purpurea ‘Nana’, Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Purpureus’, Heptacodium miconioides
Great Color Contrasts: silver, gold, burgundy
Great Color Partners: green
- 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