Acer saccharinum Silver Maple
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
The Silver Maple is a native of the north-east of North America, but grows readily in the UK and is popular because of its graceful stately presence. It makes a good focal point in a large open space.
The green leaves have an attractive cut lobed shape, with a silvery green underside.
It also produces a mass of green-yellow flowers in early spring.
In autumn the leaves turn yellow and gold.
The silver maple was first brought to the UK in the 18th century from North America.
Silver Maple trees for sale
2-year Silver Maple tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
How to grow
This is fast-growing tree which will reach about 6m in height after 10 years. It does best when grown in a sheltered situation - it is easily damaged by strong winds in exposed situations.
It can be lightly pruned if necessary.
Silver Maple characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive tree / plant Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
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- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
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- Leaf colour - autumn:
Orange / Gold
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Acer saccharumSugar Maple
The Sugar Maple is the primary maple species used for producing maple syrup.