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Acer saccharinum

Common Name(s):
Silver maple, Soft maple, silverleaf maple, white maple, river maple, swamp maple, water maple
Cultivar(s):
Blair , Lutescens
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Vigorous feeder; roots can crack sidewalks and clog drains and septic systems; very easy to grow; potential insect and disease problems; brittle wood; fast-growing shade tree; noted for weak branches and shallow roots

Height:
50-70 ft.
Flower:
Greenish yellow to red flowers in early spring
Zones:
3-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; tolerates a wide range of soil types including poor soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright; oval to rounded; fairly open; strong, spreading branches
Width:
40-60 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
3 to 6 in. opposite, simple leaf with 5 deeply cut lobes; silvery underside; green, yellow, brown combination fall color
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1894

Acer saccharinum Acer saccharinum
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Acer saccharinum Acer saccharinum fall color
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Acer saccharinum Acer saccharinum foliage
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Acer saccharinum Acer saccharinum new foliage
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Acer saccharinum Acer saccharinum older bark
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Acer saccharinum Acer saccharinum seeds
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Acer saccharinum Acer saccharinum flowers
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Acer saccharinum Acer saccharinum buds
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