Silver Cloud Maple
The Silver Cloud™ Maple, Acer saccharinum 'Silver Cloud', is a cultivar that was selected in Manitoba, Canada for its extreme cold hardiness, excellent upright-oval growth habit, compact crown, and strong central leader!
Silver Cloud displays showy rosy-pink flowers along its branches in early spring before the leaves appear. These lobed leaves are attractive and noteworthy, and turn a lovely, buttery yellow in fall!
This terrific shade tree requires occasional maintenance and upkeep. Prune it in summer after the leaves have fully developed, since it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring.
Silver Cloud™ is a medium to fast growing tree that will form a dense oval crown with spreading branches. Silver Cloud is often called soft maple because the wood is the softest of the maples used for lumber.
It grows best in full sunlight in a wide variety of soils that are well drained and with adequate moisture. Resistant to pests and disease, Silver Cloud makes an excellent shade tree for large spaces in residential and recreation areas.
This maple is a beautiful landscape tree and valued for its variegated foliage. The rosy-pink flowers on bare branches bridge the gap between winter and spring!
* Excellent shade tree
* Fall color
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Acer saccharinum 'Silver Cloud'|
|Mature Height||50 - 60 feet|
|Mature Spread||25 - 30 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|