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Acer saccharinum Growing Guide

How to Grow Silver maple in your Garden

Silver maple

Acer saccharinum (silver maple tree in fall colors) photograph by James St. John.


Quick Acer saccharinum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Acer saccharinum
  • Common Name: Silver maple
  • Growing Zone (USA): 3 to 9
  • Life Cycle/Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 720 to 840
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 600 to 900
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Color of Bloom: Red
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Rounded tree

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Moisture: Wet

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed or grafting
  • How to Prune: Requires little to no pruning. In some cases hard pruning can be disruptive.
  • Pests: Aphids and horse chestnut scale are sometimes a problem
  • Diseases: Usually disease free but Verticillium wiltcan be problematic

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of: Drought, Air Pollution
  • Best used in: In the control of erosion, Firewood, , Woodland garden
  • Miscellaneous : Entices birdlife to the garden, North American native, Naturalizing
  • Genus Detail: Acer
  • Further Reading: Here and Here



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