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ACER saccharinum 'Silver Queen'

Image of Acer saccharinum 'Silver Queen'

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Family

Aceraceae

Botanical Name

ACER saccharinum 'Silver Queen'

Plant Common Name

Silver Maple, Silver Queen Silver Maple

General Description

Silver queen silver maple is a fast growing large, open, shade tree with an upright habit that originates from eastern North America. Its medium green leaves have gray-green undersides and change to yellow in fall. This is a seedless selection, so it is less messy and will not seed in. Though adaptable to a variety of soils, this tree tends to be weak-wooded and may be subject to damage during storms. Silver maple is most commonly planted as a shade tree in large open areas.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    40'-50' / 12.2m - 15.2m (50)

  • Width

    35'-40' / 10.7m - 12.2m (40)

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring

  • Native To

    North America, Europe, Africa, Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Yellow Green

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Light Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Yellow

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Fissured

  • Usage

    Shade Trees, Street Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No