Acer saccharinum Laciniata Weiri is a Silver Maple which has a dissected leaf. This pretty tree was discovered by DB Wier in 1873, it has lobed leaves, characteristic of Maples in the Acer Genus, which are deeply divided and toothed at the end, giving them a rather sharp appearance.
The leaf emerges green, with a downy silver underside, turning to a yellowy gold in autumn time. Acer saccharinum Laciniata Wieri grows with great vigour and like its parent it will thrive on most soils.
At maturity, this Silver Maple reaches large proportions, with wide limbs that spread far from the central trunk of the tree and hang in a graceful, pendulous fashion. Whilst this tree will tolerate a range of conditions, Acer saccharinum Laciniata Weiri is best avoided on excessively windy sites, as the large, spreading side branches are prime candidates for damage in storms.
It is a perfect selection for foliage colour and texture contrast in parklands and large gardens where something different is needed to break the sea of green.
Mature height: 17-22m