- Common Name(s):
- Silver maple, Soft maple, silverleaf maple, white maple, river maple, swamp maple, water maple
- Blair , Lutescens
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
- 50-70 ft.
- Greenish yellow to red flowers in early spring
- Sun; tolerates a wide range of soil types including poor soil
- Upright; oval to rounded; fairly open; strong, spreading branches
- 40-60 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 3 to 6 in. opposite, simple leaf with 5 deeply cut lobes; silvery underside; green, yellow, brown combination fall color
NCCES plant id: 1894