Acer saccharinum
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Acer saccharinum

silver maple
soft maple
white maple

  family aceraceae 
  genus acer 

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Genus  Acer Species  saccharinum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  silver maple   soft maple   white maple Family  ACERACEAE Specimen number  S13929 Data source  Allergy p262;DyeFib p81
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit    Overall height  60' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The bark of Acer saccharinum as well as the stems has been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Cinnamon brown is the most typical color produced by White maple (also known as silver maple and soft maple).
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Mar 01 - Apr 30 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  This is a light producer of pollen but should cause problems to only the most sensitive hay fever sufferers. Hay fever season usually extends from March to April.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Bark   Stems Dye color  cinnamon brown
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Acer saccharinum is a native plant in the natural environment that occurs throughout Midwest Canada to Southern US. White maple (in some places called silver maple and soft maple) is considered to have originated from US and Canada.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Acer saccharinum is a woody perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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