Silver Maple - Acer saccharinum
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.
A cultivated species which is occasionally found away from parks and gardens.
Flowers early to mid spring.
Very occasionally from away from cultivation.
Rarely recorded away from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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