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Acer saccharinum | Silver Maple - 600-650cm, 70lt

Acer saccharinum | Silver Maple - 600-650cm, 70lt

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Acer saccharinum, better known as Silver Maple, is a large, deciduous tree with upright, loose, slightly hanging branches that create half-open, fan-shaped crown. Its palmate, deeply dissected, green leaves with silvery undersides, on red leaf stalks are very interesting, but its yellow autumn colour is unremarkable. The clusters of inconspicuous, greenish-yellow flowers emerge in February or March and are followed by winged nuts, samaras in late spring. Acer saccharinum can grow in any type of soil, even heavy clay. It prefers moist soils, and can be found close to rivers and marshes, but it also does well in dry soils. It doesn’t mind growing in shade. Very adaptive and resilient. It can withstand long floods, and tolerates frost, winds and polluted air. Suitable for planting in cities and industrial areas. It has somewhat week branches that break easily when heavily affected by winds. It is not recommended for coastal areas.
  • Common Name

    Silver Maple

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    North America

  • Flower

    clusters of inconspicuous, greenish-yellow flowers

  • Foliage

    palmate, deeply lobed leaves, green with silvery underside, yellow in autumn

  • Maturation period

    10-20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

columnar upright, fan-shaped, open spreading crown

Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, partial shade, shade

Soil moisture

moist, moist but well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn


April to June

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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