Acer saccharinum

Botanical Name: Acer saccharinum

Phonetic: Aye-ser Sack-kuh-Rye-num

Common Name(s): Silver Maple

Family: Sapindaceae/Aceraceae (formerly)
Origin: Southeastern Untied States
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, many sharply pointed lobes
Leaf Color: Pale green above and silvery-white beneath, yellow petiole
Fall color: Pale to bright yellow
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring (March)
Flower Color(s): Greenish yellow flowers

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 3-9
Climate Zone(s): 1-7, 14-17
Growth Rate: Fast                                        
Height: 50-80 Feet
Spread: 50-60 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium to wet
Soil: Average medium to wet soil, prefers moist soils
Pest/Diseases: Verticillium wilt, anthracnose, canker, scale, borers

Features: Deeply fissured mature trunks, drought tolerant, requires ample space to grow, sweet tree sap
Uses: Park tree, lawn tree, shade tree

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