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
Native to Ontario and parts of North America.
Silver maple gets its name from the silvery undersides of its leaves.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils