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Acer saccharinum
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Acer saccharinum


Description: Acer saccharinum, also known as the Silver Maple is a fast growing, graceful tree. Delicate cut leaves are silver and downy beneath, producing good gold-yellow autumn colour. Greenish-yellow flowers can appear as early as February. Exposed windswept sites should be avoided as the thin upright branches are liable to break.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m

General attributes

Text Green Silver Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Fast growth rate Fast growth rate
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Open space planting Open space planting
Flowering month - February Flowering month - February
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs sheltered site Needs sheltered site
Replacement prune Replacement prune