Acer Saccharinum (Silver Maple) 'Pyramidale'
|Species||:||Acer Saccharinum Pyramidale|
|Common Name(s)||:||Maple,Silver Maple|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Autumn Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Autumn Colour,Large Leaves|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Soil Type||:||Dry Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
Acer saccharinum 'Pyramidale'
Introduced in the mid 1880s, this large, broadly pyramidal tree is best suited for parkland, open spaces and wide verges.
It has heavy, ascending branches with smaller leaves than those of the species and is a good choice for verges and avenues.
Tolerating most soils and conditions it grows about half as wide as it is tall whilst often retaining its apically dominant central leader.
Like other clones of Silver Maple it is best not to manipulate by pruning as this will lead to a corrective cycle that is hard to break.
Even though this could be perceived as a street form, don’t be tempted as it is too vigorous and will quickly upset the pavement levels.
Mature height: 20m+