silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

Native: Eastern North America.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Oval or Rounded
  • Foliage: Deciduous, Palmate, Light Green, Red, Gold, Orange or Multicolored
  • Height: 40 - 100 feet.
  • Width: 50 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring.
  • Fruit/Seed: Beige or Brown Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
  • Bark: Light Gray or Red Brown, Exfoliating.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderate in Leaf, Moderate out of Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit, Twigs and Bark.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 1 - 9, 12, and 14 – 24, USDA Hardiness 4 - 9.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Susceptible: Aphids, Beetle Borers and Scales, Oak Root Rot, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium Wilt.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Weak to Medium Weak
  • Root Damage Potential: High.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy
  • Biogenic Emissions: Moderate.

Source:

SelecTree. "Acer saccharinum Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-saccharinum >

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