Acer saccharinum

Acer saccharinum
Acer saccharinum 
silver maple
SIZE/TYPE tall tree
USUAL HEIGHT 20-30m
USUAL WIDTH 15-20m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Silver maple is a tall tree from North America. It is valued for its attractive foliage and resistance to most weather whims. Its deciduous leaves are 3 to 5 lobed, deeply cut, bright green above and silvery white beneath. Wait for the wind if you want to see their silver reverse. In autumn they commonly turn rich yellow, or if grown in highly acid soil they change to orange, scarlet red to pale purple. In late winter appears a profusion of tiny, red flowers turning yellow as they mature.

The tree grown vigorously, forming a broadly oval canopy when young, spreading to almost rounded with age. In most encyclopedias you can read that its branches are fragile and may tend to break, though I have never seen a single one in 20 years. Pruning is possible from late autumn till midwinter, but you can never tame this wild thoroughbred, it will keep on reaching for the stars. Suitable for large areas and parks only.

Silver maple is popular for its durability. It can live almost anywhere and is tolerant of most soil types including wet, heavy clay, and very acid soil. On the other hand, its root system can be too aggressive near drainage and sewage pipes, as well as foundations. It is fully hardy to min. -34°C (USDA zone 4), possibly a bit more.

Last update 24-02-2020
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Acer saccharinum height of stem 150-170 cm, girth 10-12 cm
STANDARD
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Acer saccharinum height 300-350 cm, girth 4-6 cm
De Luxe
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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