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Silver Maple

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.252 W94 53.139

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Leaves opposite, simple, 3 to 6 inches across with five deep lobes and silver undersides

Native Locale:
Quebec to Florida, to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana

Mature Height:
50 to 70 feet

Mature Width:
100 to 120 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 3 to 9

Soil Preference:
Tolerant of wide variety of soils but achieves maximum size in moist soils along stream banks and in deep, moist soiled woods; prefers slightly acid soil

Growth Habit:
Upright with strong spreading braches forming an oval to rounded crown with pendulous branchlets which turn up at the ends

Rate of Growth:
Fast, 10 to 12 feet in 4 to 5 years from a newly planted tree is not unreasonable; from that fast growth it is a weak- wooded tree

Disease and Insect:
Anthracnose, leaf spot, tar spot, bacterial leaf spot, leaf blister, powdery mildew, Verticillium wilt, Bleeding canker, basal canker, Nectria canker, Ganoderma rot, spstreak, trunk decay, forest tent caterpillar, green striped maple worm, maple leaft cutter, Japanese leafhopper, leaf hopper, leaf stalk borer, petiole borers, bladder- gall mite, ocellate leaf gall, Norway Maple aphid, boxelder bug, maple phenacoccus, cottony maple scale, flat headed borers, Sugar maple borer, pidgeon tremex, leopard moth borer, metallic borer, twig pruner, carpenter worm, whitefly and nematodes

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