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Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own photo, taken at Aarhus, Jutland. | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own photo, taken at Aarhus, Jutland. | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own photo, taken at Aarhus, Jutland. | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
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  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT | Own work | License: CC-BY-3.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT | Own work | License: CC-BY-3.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
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  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 20:05, 31 May 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 20:06, 31 May 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:51, 14 April 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:51, 14 April 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 494. | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Teun Spaans | own photo.Nederlands: Ik nam deze foto in het Zuiderpark in Den HaagEnglish: I took this photo in the Hague | License: CC-BY-3.0
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Herman, D.E. et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Admin., Bismarck, ND. | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 20:06, 31 May 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:51, 14 April 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
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  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: M.violante 15:52, 22 May 2006 (UTC) | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 12:51, 14 April 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Steve Hurst @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Steve Hurst @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database | USDA | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Herman, D.E. et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Admin., Bismarck, ND. | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Herman, D.E. et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Admin., Bismarck, ND. | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Mnasiri7 Photo: Mansour Nasiri | self-made http://nasiriphotos.... | License: CC-BY-3.0 GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Mnasiri7 Photo: Mansour Nasiri | self-made http://nasiriphotos.... | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Mnasiri7 Photo: Mansour Nasiri | self-made http://nasiriphotos.... | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: Mnasiri7 Photo: Mansour Nasiri | self-made http://nasiriphotos.... | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum) http://www.sagebud.com/silver-maple-acer-saccharinum/
    Credit: T.Voekler | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
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    Credit: Photo by and (c)2008 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: GFDL-1.2
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Acer Saccharinum, or more commonly know as Silver Maple, is a tree with green foliage of the genus Acer. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 80 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during early spring and is somewhat tolerant of shade. Acer Saccharinum or Silver Maple's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Acer
  • Family: Aceraceae
  • Order: Sapindales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 2(FACW) 3(FACW) 4(FACW) 5(FACW) 6(FAC) 8(NI)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • Allelopath: No
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 45
  • Height Mature (feet): 80
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Rounded
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: High
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 90
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: Medium
  • pH (Minimum): 5.2
  • pH (Maximum): 4
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 170
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 700
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 32
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 50
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 32
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -38
  • Bloom Period: Early Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 1440
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: Low
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None




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