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Acer saccharinum

silver maple

The fastest growing of our native maples, silver maple is common along river and stream banks throughout New England. Deeply cut leaves have a wonderful silver sheen on their undersides, which is nicely visible during passing breezes.

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Height: 50-65 ft
Spread: 30-50 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: Insignificant

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Fall Foliage
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Host Plant
Tolerance
Compaction Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Dioecious (fruits only on female plants)


North American Distribution


silver maple - Acer saccharinum from Native Plant Trust
Photo by Melanie Kenney (c) Native Plant Trust
silver maple - Acer saccharinum from Native Plant Trust
Photo by Jean Baxter (c) Native Plant Trust