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Acer saccharinum

Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt

Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt

More About Acer saccharinum

  • Fast-growing, tall, with a rounded, open, spreading crown
  • Small yellow flowers appear in clusters before the foliage
  • Deeply lobed light green leaves have silvery undersides
  • Foliage turns yellow in the fall
  • A large tree at maturity, good for wet areas
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Silver maple gets its name from the silvery undersides of its leaves.

Zone:

3

Height:

18-20 m

Spread:

15-18 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Silver Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Silver maple can tolerate moist to wet, sometimes mucky, often poorly drained soils. A good selection when planting on floodplains, along the edges of streams and rivers and in low woods.


Acer saccharinum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Oval
Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen

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