Tree Detail

Acer saccharinum


Maple, Silver

Acer saccharinum   

Category: deciduous tree   Size: large

Mature Size: 50-60' 40-50'

Zone: 3 - 9   Growth Rate: fast


Elevation (if known): To 8,000'

Water: Perfers High, but tolerates drought once established.

Soil : Does alright in compacted soil with poor drainage, but prefers moist, acid soil.

Sun: Full sun to part shade.

Comments: Does well in wet areas. Grows successfully in urban areas where air pollution, poor soil, and drought are common

Warnings: Weak structure. Roots often grow on soil surface making lawn mowing difficult. Dense root structure makes underplanting difficult.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? no   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? no   Native to: North America

Known Locations:

Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board, S Group of State Foresters