Silver Maple, acer saccharinum

Silver Maple, acer saccharinum
Item# DA-silvermaple
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 0 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 75%; Where Harvested (location) - Nebraska

Silver Maple is a fast growing large tree with an upright oval to rounded crown. Because of its large size and brittle branches which break easily in storms, it is not recommended for small residential properties. Small yellowish to red flowers open in early spring. Seeds mature on female trees in late May and germinate immediately. Leaves are lobed with deep sinuses, light green in color with a silvery lower surface. The yellow fall color is usually not outstanding. Needs full sun. Silver Maple tolerates a wide range of soil types. Prefers a deep, moist soil but will grow in poor soil. Requires corrective pruning to develop good form and to remove broken branches. Old, multi-trunked specimens often require cabling. The Silver Maple can reach heights of 70 feet and widths of 50 feet. It is cold hard to USDA Zone 3.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: None Required. Stratification: None Required. Germination: Sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed.