Silver Maple - Acer saccharinum

    Alternative names
    Soft Maple, Acer dasycarpum and as Acer eriocarpum

    Silver Maple is a very vigorous deciduous tree with deeply palmately-lobed leaves, silvery-white beneath, turning red and yellow in autumn; small yellow-green flowers appear before the leaves.

    Identification difficulty

    A cultivated species which is occasionally found away from parks and gardens.

    When to see it

    Flowers early to mid spring.

    Life History

    Deciduous tree.

    UK Status

    Very occasionally from away from cultivation.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded away from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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