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Silver Maple
Catalogue A# 2001-010  H16
GPS 45D 43' 59" N / 108D 37' 21" W

Acer saccharinum 'Skinner'

Family; Aceraceae

Origin: Cultivar of species native from eastern to mid America

Common name: Skinner Cut-leaf Silver Maple

Location: Homestead-East side of large Koi pond

Number in accession: 1

Curator's note: One of finest 'Skinner' specimens in area

​This 39 inch Silver maple provides overall benefits of: $143 every year. 

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: North America
        Landscape Uses: Shade tree
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 50-70 feet
Mature Width: 30-50 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil, Wet soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Moderately Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Moderately Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Tolerant
        Planting Considerations: Aggressive, Commonly planted, Highly susceptible to ice damage, Messy fruit/plant parts, Roots prone to invading sewer pipes, Weak wood and branch structure
        Ornamental Interest: Fall color
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Broad, Irregular, Upright
        Growth Rate: Fast
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Game birds, Small mammals, Songbird


Silver maple is a tall, fast-growing, native tree of eastern North America. It is usually found growing in open sunlight along creeks and waterways. This species has become over planted in some areas of U.S.. Without proper and frequent pruning high winds and ice can cause limbs to break. Many authorities recommend against planting silver maple.

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