40-50 feet high x 30-40 feet wide
This one is destined to become one of the great shade trees for Wyoming! This specimen tree does well in difficult soils, limited water and heavy wind. The growth rate is exceptional, often putting on 3 feet of new growth/year. The Sensation Maple is a native to Wyoming, but this one is a seedless male clone, thus it will not attract boxelder bugs and has magnificent red-orange autumn color. Make no mistake, this is a go-to shade tree that few have planted.
Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:
These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.
About sizes of our plants:
Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.