Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Acer saccharum grandidentatum.
Layering, which takes about 12 months, is successful with most species in this genus.Cuttings of young shoots in June or July. The cuttings should have 2 - 3 pairs of leaves, plus one pair of buds at the base. Remove a very thin slice of bark at the base of the cutting, rooting is improved if a rooting hormone is used. The rooted cuttings must show new growth during the summer before being potted up otherwise they are unlikely to survive the winter.
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Plants are hardy to about -45°c when fully dormant. This species is not a great success in Britain, though it does better than once thought. It grows well in Cornwall. Slow growing when young. Plants produce prodigious root growth but very little top growth in first year from seed. A very ornamental tree but a bad companion plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants.This species is commercially exploited in America for its sap. Along with A. saccharum and the sub-species A. s. nigrum it is the major source of maple syrup. There are some named varieties. The sap can be tapped within 10 - 15 years from seed but it does not flow so well in areas with mild winters.
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