Sugar maples can survive in a wide variety of soil types but for maximum tree growth and sap production, soils should be moist and well drained. They can be found in canyons, ravines, valleys and streambanks, but also found on dry rocky hillsides. The common name refers to the use of species for making sugar and syrup.
Kwanzan Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata) belong to the rose family and are known for their white and pink spring blossoms. These grow best in hardiness zones 5 through 8. These trees grow well along sidewalks or as patio shade trees and the small cherries produced provide a good food source for small birds and mammals. Because of the overwhelming floral display, plant these trees as a focal point in the middle of a yard or overhanging a water garden.
Burgundy Belle Maple
Burgundy Belle Red Maple provides a long lasting, brilliant red, turning to an intense burgundy fall color. In the early spring, showy clusters of red flowers appear along the branches. It is known for its hardiness to all soil types as well as being heat and drought resistant. The red-violet fall color combined with the shade produced by the oval, symmetrical shape makes it a great feature for any yard or landscape.
Crimson King Maple
Crimson King Maple is a large dense shade-tree offering rich burgundy foliage all summer, changing to brilliant gold for autumn. The crimson king adds an element of interest to most landscapes and makes a delightful addition to a park or garden.