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Silver Maple

Botanical Name
Acer saccharinum
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 9
Height
50 to 70 feet
Width
35 to 50 feet
Flowers
March: greenish-yellow to red
Fruit
Samaras
Fall Color
Yellow on some varieties
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Tolerates poor soils
Planting & Care
  • Easily transplants as balled and burlap or bare root
  • Prune for stronger structure
  • Moderately salt tolerant
Problems
Shallow roots buckle sidewalks, weak wooded - subject to storm damage, anthracnose, leaf spot, tar spot, cottony maple scale, galls
Varieties
  • Silver Queen - seedless, better structure
  • Skinneri - cutleaf form, yellow fall color, best horizontal branching, semi-weeping form
  • Beebe Cutleaf Weeping - pendulous branches, deeply incised leaves

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