Acer saccharum ‘Barrett Cole’ APOLLO®

sugar maple

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.

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.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: columnar tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

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

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

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering