Acer saccharinum, commonly known as the Silver Maple, is a deciduous tree native to North America. It stands out from other maple species with its distinctive silver-coloured undersides of the leaves, which create a shimmering effect when rustled by the wind.
One notable characteristic of Acer saccharinum is its rapid growth rate, making it one of the fastest-growing maple trees. It can reach significant heights and develop a broad, spreading canopy. However, its rapid growth can also make it more susceptible to branch breakage in storms.
While Silver Maples are admired for their fast growth and attractive silver foliage, they do have some considerations. Their extensive root system can be aggressive and potentially damage foundations, sidewalks, or underground utilities. Additionally, their wood is softer than other maples, which may make them more susceptible to storm damage or decay.
Overall, Acer saccharinum trees are known for their striking silver foliage, rapid growth, and wide-spreading canopy. They are a popular choice for providing shade in larger landscapes and are often planted near bodies of water due to their tolerance for wet conditions. However, careful consideration should be given to their aggressive root system and potential for storm damage in certain environments.
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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES
Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.
Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.
Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!
In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.
Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.
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If you are not home at the time of your delivery, don’t worry! With your permission, we will instruct our trusted couriers to leave your plants in a safe place. If you have any requirements, or a preferred safe place for your plant delivery, please ensure to leave us a note along with your order, or simply give us a call.
If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.
Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.
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