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Acer saccharinum - #7 Cont.

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Description

Silver Maple

Acer saccharinum

Height: 70 feet

Spread: 50 feet

Sunlight: full sun

Hardiness Zone: 2b

Other Names: Soft Maple, White Maple

Description:

A most versatile and popular shade tree because it is so fast growing, eventually becoming very large, suitable only for larger home landscapes; interestingly shaped leaves whose silver undersides shimmer in the wind, a good choice for tough sites

Ornamental Features

Silver Maple has attractive green foliage with silver undersides on a tree with a round habit of growth. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn buttery yellow in fall. It features showy clusters of red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. The furrowed silver bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Silver Maple is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Silver Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Shade

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