Acer saccharinum

Silver Maple, Soft, White, Water Maple

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Fast
Mature Height - 50-70'
Mature Width - 30-50'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious, greenish-yellow to red with no petals, borne in dense clusters, appear in early to mid-March
Fruit - Samara of 1.33-2.33" long wings held at 80-degree angle, mature in late May to June, one of the largest fruit in the maple family
Leaf -
Fall Color - Green, yellow-brown combination
Bark - Grey or gray brown when young, becomes gray to gray-brown, ridged, and scaly when older
Other Features - One of the most overplanted trees in the American landscape, often has a poor branch structure that needs corrective pruning to remove overcrowded, narrow-angle branches. Its roots can damage sidewalks, septic fields, and cracked sewer lines.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Tolerant of wide variety of soils, but reaches maximum size in moist, slightly acidic soil, roots will cause sidewalks to buckle and drain tiles to clog due to vigorous root system. Will survive in sites where few others will.
Native Habitat - Quebec to Florida to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana
Diseases and Insects - Susceptible to typical maple diseases: anthracnose, verticillium wilt, bacterial leaf spot, bleeding cankar, forest tent caterpillar, maple leaf cutter, leafhopper, bladder-gall mite, boxelder bug, among others
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- Other plants with the common name Maple.
- Other plants of the family Aceraceae.
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