Acer saccharinum – Silver Maple
Also known as Creek Maple, White Maple, Silverleaf Maple, Water Maple, Swamp Maple or Soft Maple
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Tall with a broad crown
FOLIAGE: Graceful and delicate being palmately lobed and veined.
In autumn it makes a splendid display as the green foliage turns to a spectacular burnished gold colour.
GROWTH RATE: Fast
DESCRIPTION: It is a tall, broad crowned tree that will develop multiple trunks and is also low branching. The cane-like branches damage easily but grow back quickly.
LANDSCAPE USES: Often seen as a street or park tree due to its attractive appearance when in leaf. Also goes well along side waterways.
TOLERANCES: It is very hardy but prefers a cool climate and can withstand some water inundation.
TREE CARE: Prefers organic material rich soil though will grow in most soil conditions. Neutral to acid soils produce the most spectacular autumn colours. Does not like full sun in warmer climates – the warmer the climate the more shade it needs. Keep up the water in warmer climates and seasons.