Silver Maple
Acer saccharinum
Height: 70'. Spread: 50'.
Light requirement: full sun.
Growth rate: rapid. Habit: oval.
Flowering - time/color: early spring/dull reddish-orange.
Foliage - spring/summer: green and silver.
Foliage - fall: green to greenish yellow (not showy).
Fruit: 2" samaras.
Attributes: grows in flood prone areas, good for fast growing
temporary tree in open area.
Liabilities: shallow, aggressive root system can buckle walks and
driveways. Roots can grow thru pipes and foundations. Branches
crack easily from wind, or ice or snow build-up. Seedlings are messy.