Silver Maple Tree

Silver Maple Tree

Silver Maple Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Acer saccharinum
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; tolerates a wide range of soil types including poor soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Upright; oval to rounded fairly open; strong spreading branches
Height:   50 to 70'
Weight:   40 to 60'
Leaf:   3 to 6" opposite, simple leaf with 5 deeply cut lobes; silvery underside; green, yellow, brown combination fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Greenish yellow to red flowers in early spring
Comments:    Vigorous feeder; roots can crack sidewalks and clog drains and septic systems; very easy to grow; potential insect and disease problems; brittle wood
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Blair