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Silver Maple

Silver Maple

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.

Acer saccharinum

Silver Maple maple trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £44.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)

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.

History

The silver maple was first brought to the UK in the 18th century from North America.

Silver Maple characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive tree / plantAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright-spreading
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month:February
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Gold
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Fast
    • Site conditions:Sheltered site
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United States
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Sugar Maple
    Acer saccharum
    Sugar Maple
    The Sugar Maple is the primary maple species used for producing maple syrup.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Acer saccharinum Silver Maple