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|range=Eastern N. America - New Brunswick to Florida, west to Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.
 
|range=Eastern N. America - New Brunswick to Florida, west to Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.
 
|habitat=Banks of rivers, usually in sandy soils{{Ref | PFAFimport-43}}{{Ref | PFAFimport-82}}. Trees are occasionally found in deep often submerged swamps{{Ref | PFAFimport-82}}.
 
|habitat=Banks of rivers, usually in sandy soils{{Ref | PFAFimport-43}}{{Ref | PFAFimport-82}}. Trees are occasionally found in deep often submerged swamps{{Ref | PFAFimport-82}}.
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A fairly wind-tolerant tree, it can be used in shelterbelt plantings{{Ref | PFAFimport-200}}. The branches are rather brittle, however, and can break off even in minor storms{{Ref | PFAFimport-226}}.
 
A fairly wind-tolerant tree, it can be used in shelterbelt plantings{{Ref | PFAFimport-200}}. The branches are rather brittle, however, and can break off even in minor storms{{Ref | PFAFimport-226}}.

Revision as of 11:33, 18 June 2012

Uses

Edible uses

Inner bark

Leaves

Unknown part

Material uses

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Canopy

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the spring in a cold frame. It usually germinates immediately and by the end of summer has formed a small tree with several pairs of leaves[1]. Stored seed quickly loses its viability. Pre-soak stored seed for 24 hours and then stratify for 2 - 4 months at 1 - 8°c. It can be slow to germinate. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until they are 20cm or more tall before planting them out in their permanent positions. Layering, which takes about 12 months, is successful with most species in this genus. Cuttings of young shoots in June or July. The cuttings should have 2 - 3 pairs of leaves, plus one pair of buds at the base. Remove a very thin slice of bark at the base of the cutting, rooting is improved if a rooting hormone is used. The rooted cuttings must show new growth during the summer before being potted up otherwise they are unlikely to survive the winter.

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Cultivation

Of easy cultivation, it prefers a good moist well-drained soil[2][3] but does well in much wetter soils than most member of the genus. Succeeds in most soils including chalk[4]. Another report says that this species is liable to become chlorotic as a result of iron deficiency when it is grown on alkaline soils. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Prefers a moderately sunny position[3][5]. Tolerates atmospheric pollution[5]. Fairly wind-tolerant[5]. The wood is brittle and branches are liable to break off the tree in high winds[3][5]. Trees can tolerate short periods of flooding, but are very susceptible to fire[6]. A very ornamental[2] and fast growing tree[3][4], but it is short-lived[7], seldom surviving longer than 125 - 140 years[6]. The tree has invasive roots and these often interfere with sewer pipes and drainage tiles around houses[8]. The silver maple is a bad companion plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants[9][10].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Acer saccharinum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Acer saccharinum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Acer saccharinum
Genus
Acer
Family
Aceraceae
Imported References
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
3
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

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  2. ? 2.02.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.5 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.1 Gordon. A. G. and Rowe. D. C. f. Seed Manual for Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. ()
  5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.45.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.16.2 Elias. T. The Complete Trees of N. America. Field Guide and Natural History. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. ISBN 0442238622 (1980-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.1 Vines. R.A. Trees of North Texas University of Texas Press. ISBN 0292780206 (1982-00-00)
  8. ? 8.08.1 Lauriault. J. Identification Guide to the Trees of Canada Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Ontario. ISBN 0889025649 (1989-00-00)
  9. ? 9.09.1 Philbrick H. and Gregg R. B. Companion Plants. Watkins (1979-00-00)
  10. ? 10.010.1 Riotte. L. Companion Planting for Successful Gardening. Garden Way, Vermont, USA. ISBN 0-88266-064-0 (1978-00-00)
  11. ? Grieve. A Modern Herbal. Penguin ISBN 0-14-046-440-9 (1984-00-00)
  12. ? Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
  13. ? McPherson. A. and S. Wild Food Plants of Indiana. Indiana University Press ISBN 0-253-28925-4 (1977-00-00)
  14. ? Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (1972-00-00)
  15. ? Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
  16. ? Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
  17. ? Weiner. M. A. Earth Medicine, Earth Food. Ballantine Books ISBN 0-449-90589-6 (1980-00-00)
  18. ? Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
  19. ? Yanovsky. E. Food Plants of the N. American Indians. Publication no. 237. U.S. Depf of Agriculture. ()
  20. ? 20.020.120.2 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
  21. ? Coon. N. The Dictionary of Useful Plants. Rodale Press ISBN 0-87857-090-x (1975-00-00)
  22. ? Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (1959-00-00)
  23. ? Britton. N. L. Brown. A. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada Dover Publications. New York. ISBN 0-486-22642-5 (1970-00-00)
  24. ? Fernald. M. L. Gray's Manual of Botany. American Book Co. (1950-00-00)