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Inferno Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum 'Jeferno'

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Inferno Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum 'Jeferno') at Tree Top Nursery & Landscaping

Inferno Sugar Maple in fall

Inferno Sugar Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Inferno Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum 'Jeferno') at Tree Top Nursery & Landscaping

Inferno Sugar Maple in fall

Inferno Sugar Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Hard Maple, Rock Maple

Description:

A select variety for cold hardiness and soil adaptability; features a shapely habit and fiery red-orange fall colors that really stand out; dislikes air pollution and compacted soils

Ornamental Features

Inferno Sugar Maple has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of orange and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Inferno Sugar Maple is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Inferno Sugar Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Inferno Sugar Maple will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Fall Color 
Ornamental Features