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Wier's Cutleaf Silver Maple*

Acer saccharinum 'Wieri'

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Wier's Cutleaf Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum 'Wieri') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Wier's Cutleaf Silver Maple

Wier's Cutleaf Silver Maple

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  35 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Soft Maple, White Maple


A graceful, open tree which features very finely cut foliage held on drooping and arching branches; a beautiful accent tree where its special open and loose form can be appreciated

Ornamental Features

Wier's Cutleaf Silver Maple has attractive green foliage with silver undersides throughout the season. The deeply cut ferny leaves are highly ornamental and turn buttery yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed silver bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Wier's Cutleaf Silver Maple is an open deciduous tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Wier's Cutleaf Silver Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Wier's Cutleaf Silver Maple will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features