SILVER MAPLE - ACER SACCHARINUM

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Common Name: ​silver maple

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Family: 
Sapindaceae
Genus: Acer
Species: saccharinum

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 50 to 80 ft
Width: 35 to 70 ft

Description: The silver maple exhibits vigorous growth. Due to this, it is often not pruned properly when young, and it can have multiple leaders, included bark, and decay columns. These trees can be used in the urban environment when they are pruned properly. They often grow where very few other trees will and thus offer an option for sites of poor quality. It is not recommended for these trees to be planted in street boulevards because they have soft wood and are prone to decay. In the wild, they grow along rivers and on floodplains; this is a tree that likes getting its feet wet.

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