State Street Maple

Acer miyabei 'Morton'
Plant size: #15
35-40 feet high x 25-35 feet wide
Rounded shape
Zone 4
Full Sun

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This is an outstanding specimen tree for our area. This tree features crisp dark summer foliage that migrates early in autumn to a buttery yellow to golden. It loses its leaves early—a real plus for our early snows that wreck havoc on trees whose leaves stay on longer. This native of Japan was first planted at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois in the 1920s. It is from this parent tree we offer the State Street Maple. The literature says it prefers well draining, moist, slightly acidic soils, but our growers have put this maple through heavy clay, alkaline soils and drought conditions and as our Colorado grower reported it performed like it was on steroids! Almost as wide as it is tall, this tree makes a great shade or boulevard tree.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  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.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  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.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  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.