Silver Maple, Large Trees

Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Wet
Ornamental Autumn Colour

Acer saccharinum (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £89.94Out of Stock £74.94Out of Stock £69.96
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

OUT OF STOCK

£37.62

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Acer saccharinum: Bareroot Silver Maple Trees in Standard Sizes

The Silver Maple is a big, graceful round headed tree with a fairly short trunk that branches into a broad, spreading crown that looks best grown in the open. It has delicate five lobed leaves, more deeply cut than most maples, which are green on top with a silver-grey underside that looks great when the wind ripples through the tree. The autumn colour can change quite a bit, depending on what soil your trees are growing on, but a charming blend of oranges and yellows is most common. Like all maples, it has winged seeds.

They can reach a height of about 20-25 metres in the UK.
Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy younger Silver Maple saplings.
Browse our other Maple varieties, or all of our trees.


Delivery season: Maple trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Features:

  • Height: 25m
  • Soil: Any, best on moist or wet soil in full sun
  • Oranges and yellow Autumn colour (depends on soil)
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Silver Maples

Suitable for wet sites, it is adaptable and can establish well on dry soil with a few years of assistance while the tap root settles in. It is quite shade-tolerant and pollution resistant.
It is not suitable for exposed locations, or the coast.

It is not recommended for roadside planting, because mature trees tend to drop branches in storms.

Did You Know?

This tree was brought to Britain by Sir Charles Wagner in 1725, and Linnaeus catalogued it in 1753.
The biggest specimen in the UK was almost 34 metres tall in 1982 at Willesley Drive, Westonbirt.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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