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Silver maple (Acer saccharinum)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Acer saccharinum

Common English name: Silver maple

Other names: Soft maple

French name: Érable argenté

Habitat

Prefers moist and shady conditions in riparian areas.

Other notes

The appearance of Silver maple is very similar to that of Red maple.

The generic maple species (Acer spp) is Canada’s official arboreal emblem.

Hardiness zone(s)

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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