Acer saccharinum

Silver Maple

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Light-green, lobed leaves with silver undersides. Leaves look lovely when ruffled by the wind. Yellow autumn leaves. Open vase shape. Rapid-growing tree. Has a shallow root system that will lift sidewalks and driveways and damage pipes. Great for wet sites and sites that experience seasonal flooding. Will tolerate some wind, but especially strong winds will cause damage. Can become weak-limbed in old age, but is great for providing fast shade in difficult soil conditions.

exotic tree Exotic
deciduous tree Deciduous
tolerates heavy rainfall Tolerates heavy rainfall
tolerates light frosts Tolerates light frosts
tolerates heavy frosts Tolerates heavy frosts
sandy soils Sandy soils
clay soils Clay soils
poor draining soils Poor draining soils
dry soils Dry soils
full sun Full sun
part shade Part shade
shade Shade
paddocks Paddocks
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Sapindaceae, soapberry family, a family of flowering trees, lianas, and herbaceous plants that occur in many temperate and tropical regions.

Genus: Acer, ācer (Latin, adjective), meaning 'sharp', in reference to the pointed leaves. Commonly known as maple, a genus of various trees and shrubs.

Species: Acer saccharinum, saccharīnum (Latin, adjective), meaning 'sweet', in reference to the sweet sap this species produces.

Common Name: Silver Maple

Description and Features

Description: Light-green, lobed leaves with silver undersides. Leaves look lovely when ruffled by the wind. Yellow autumn leaves. Open vase shape. Rapid-growing tree. Has a shallow root system that will lift sidewalks and driveways and damage pipes. Great for wet sites and sites that experience seasonal flooding. Will tolerate some wind, but especially strong winds will cause damage. Can become weak-limbed in old age, but is great for providing fast shade in difficult soil conditions.

Height: 10m

Width: 8m

Uses: Shade, Paddocks

Tolerates: Heavy rainfall, Light frosts, Heavy frosts

Soil Type: Sandy soils, Clay soils, Poor draining soils, Dry soils

Sun and Shade: Full sun, Part shade

Winter Foliage: Deciduous

Origin: Exotic

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green, Grey

  • Autumn: Yellow

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Green, Grey

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Prices subject to change without notice. Actual stock quantity may differ. Every care is taken to accurately record heights but due to slightly different growth rates and other natural variables that can occur within and to a species, variety, or cultivar, the actual height of the final product may differ from what is stated.