SelecTree: Tree Detail

Acer saccharinum 'Silver Queen'

General Notes

Provide good drainage in clay soil. This tree is seedless. Can grow to 100 feet tall.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Columnar or Oval Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 60 - 80 feet.

Width: 50 - 60 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Palmate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Beige or Brown Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Light Gray or Red Brown, Exfoliating.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9, 12 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Scales, Armillaria, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer saccharinum 'Silver Queen' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Nov 15, 2018.
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