SelecTree: Tree Detail
PYRAMIDALE SILVER MAPLE
Acer saccharinum 'Pyramidale'
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL
Branches Susceptible to Breakage.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Columnar or Conical Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 60 - 70 feet.
Width: 25 - 35 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Palmate, Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Green Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Light Gray or Red Brown, Exfoliating.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 9, 12, and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Leaf Stalk Borer, Gall Mites, Aphids, Scales and Erineum Mites, Verticillium, Scorch, Tar Spot and Leaf Spot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak to Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as High.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Moderate.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer saccharinum 'Pyramidale' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 18, 2018.
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