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'Beebe' - click on image to enlarge
Dawes Arboretum. Summer 2003. An up close view of this more cut, airy, and divided clone. One could walk by this and many similar examples and not
really be impressed. It's mainly an academic variation for me although the odd, carefully selected leaf  is a nice pretty pressing for projects. The more
elongated, sharp  lobes of 'Wieri' and the often cascading and elegant lower limbs are much better. I would plant neither clone unless one has a
wide, green park or  sizeable arboretum that will accomdate the architectural-genetic faults of the species (everything comes apart) and also
permission for the branches to develop as they are inclined by a mixed nature. 'Wieri' is wierd but rewarding. LCH.

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Acer saccharinum - Literature
li: Krussman, G. 1985. Hand. cult. broad-leaved trees and shrubs. Timber Press. (excellent plates and literature references. Use the
li: illustrations to compare the old cultivars).

li: Pauley, S.S. and A. Johnson. 1952. Aberrant silver maples. J. Arnold Arb. 33: 296-297 (comparative plae of species and 3 cutleaved
li: variants. You can find this journal in most agricultural and botanical libraries).

li: Santamour, F.S. and A.J. McArdle. 1982. Checklist of cult. maples. IV. Acer saccharinum. J. Arbor. 8(10): 277-280.

Acer saccharinum 'Asplenifolium'
ha: upright, vigorous, branches elondated and semi-drooping, narrower and less drooping than 'Wieri'
lm: highly incised
or: Holland before 1925

Acer saccharinum 'Aureovariegatum'
lc: speckled yellow, new growth tinged orange
or: Europe before 1881

Acer saccharinum 'Beebe'
ls: highly incised but lobes less elongated than 'Wieri'. See photo above.
pet: bronze-red most of the year, contrasting well

Acer saccharinum 'Bicolor'
lc: mottled yellowish-green, later a typical green
or: Europe  c. 1901

Acer saccharinum 'Blair'
ha: strongly branching - a major problem for the species
afc: yellow shades

Acer saccharinum 'Borns Graciosa'
ht: 30 ft. - about half species size
ha: vigorous, upright, often graceful and elegant and name implies
ls: deeply lobed nearly to the base, lobes 1-2cm wide (narrower)
ll: 10-16cm
ch: more cold hardy in Europe
in: Georg Born, Rosenheim, Germany 1959

Acer saccharinum 'Bruno'
ns: a listed name before 1983.

Acer saccharinum 'Citreovariegatum'
lc: new growth light green, lacking red tints, later speckled yellow
or: Europe before 1893

Acer saccharinum 'Crispum'
ha: slower
ls: highly incised but deformed, sharply serrate, blade bullate between larger veins, margins crinkled
or: US before 1894

Acer saccharinum 'Curvatum'
ha: weak according to Krussman
ls: 2 basal lobes much reduced, asymmetrical, midrib often quite bowed. Not a dramatically distinct clone.
lb: truncate
lc: some blades white mottled at the tip
or: Europe before 1893

Acer saccharinum 'Dilaceratum'
ls: blade highly incised and split, sometimes in 2 parts, highly deformed as if shredded
lc: dark green, sometimes having gray to yellow stripes
or: Europe c. 1901

Acer saccharinum 'Dissectum'
ls: deeply 3-lobed or incised, often asymmetrical and reduced in size
ns: var. dissectum Pax belongs to 'Wagneri'

Acer saccharinum 'Elegant'
ha: upright, some limbs drooping
ll: smaller than species typical
lm: incised about half deep
ns: may be A. x freemanii with A. rubrum in it.
or: Spaeth, Berlin

Acer saccharinum 'Heterophyllum'
ha: conical, upright
ls: 5-lobed, aymmstrical, highly incised, tertiary lobes large and well-developed. Krussman states that
ls: 2nd year growth is more like 'Palmatum' so it is truly heterophyllous
in: Ellwanger & Barry, Rochester NY USA c. 1881

Acer saccharinum 'Lacteum'
lc: white suffused, veins green, marginal teeth often all white
or: Europe before 1893

Acer saccharinum f. laciniatum (Carr.) Rehd. ( 'Lacinatum')
ls: blades incised to various degrees not being a specific clone
ns: a cultivar group is not recommended here since cutleaf variants (probably a simple gene or two)
ns: occur in the wild. It is a good botanical taxon.
eval: named clones are best. These include 'Beebe', 'Wieri', and 'Skinner'

Acer saccharinum 'Lee's Red'
ls: more incised blades
afc: rich red

Acer saccharinum 'Lochstead'
ht: 79 feet tall x 40 ft. wide (original tree)
ha: drooping tips
ls: deeply incised, blade much smaller, apices threadlike
ch: 2b
or: Norman Stewart, Blacksville, New Brunswick found in 1990
li: Dirr, M. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes. op. 52

Acer saccharinum 'Longifolium'
ls: usually 3-lobed, lobed elongdated
or: Europe c. 1892

Acer saccharinum 'Lutescens'
lc: new growth tinged orange, lagter yellow. Needs some sun for color.
afc: yellow
or: Europe c. 1881

Acer saccharinum 'Macrophyllum'
ll: larger than species typical
or: Moscow c. 1864

Acer saccharinum 'Mareltoi'
ha: slower than species typical
lm: deeply incised and "lacy"
frq: "apparently seedless"
ch: "very"
pat: US# 6594 to H.H. Haver in 1989

Acer saccharinum 'Monstrosum'
ha: semi-dwarf
st: twigs sometimes flattened, very short internodes
or: Europe c. 1893

Acer saccharinum 'Nanum'
ha: slow, globose, dwarf

Acer saccharinum 'Northline'
ht: 60-80 ft. tall x 40-45 ft. wide
ha: stronger branches, angles wider, slower than species giving a stronger wood
ch: 3 - more hardy in Canadian trials
or: Morden Exper. Station Canada as seedling c. 1970

Acer saccharinum 'Palmatum' (f. pavia Kirchner)
ls: terminal and first lobes much enlarged, basal lobes reduced, lobing somewhat deeper but it not incised
ll: larger than species typical
or: Moscow c. 1864

Acer saccharinum 'Pendulum'
ha: highly pendulous, more so than 'Wieri'
ls: blades incised but off different shape per Krussman, being nore 3-lobed
in: Van Volxem Nurseries
or: UK before 1875

Acer saccharinum 'Pseudoternatum'
ls: mostly 3-lobed, cut nearly to the middle, secondary and tertiary lobes very wide. The illustration
ls: in Krussman remind me something of Rhus aromatica.
or: Europe before 1893

Acer saccharinum 'Pulverulentum'
lc: finely dotted white, new growth tinged pink
or: Europe before 1883

Acer saccharinum 'Pyramidale'
ha: narrowly, broadly columnar to more narrowly pyramidal overall, central leader is usually distinct and strong
ls: 5-lobed, blades more deeply cut
in: Spaeth, Germany c. 1885

Acer saccharinum 'Rubellum'
lc: new growth more red, this color persistanting longer into summer. More white below
afc: rich red
ns: this clone is not sold today but it sounds like a good candidate for a hybrid to A. rubrum!
or: Europe c. 1901

Acer saccharinum 'Sanguineum'
lc: new growth rich blood red, later very dark green
or: Europe before 1893

Acer saccharinum 'Schwerinii'
ls: lobes much elongated and threadlike, asymmetrical
lm: coarsely dentate
or: Schwerin Nursery c. 1900

Acer saccharinum 'Serpentium'
st: twigs distinctly bent and bowed
or: Europe c. 1893

Acer saccharinum 'Silver Cloud'
ht: upright, oval, more compact, narrower branching angles may give strength
ch: 3 - more cold hardy in Canada and northern US
or: Canada

Acer saccharinum 'Silver Queen'
ha: upright, oval and neater with age
lc: more distinctly silver below, giving a nice look in the wind
afc: yellow, often showy
frq: mostly seedless but some fruit will be produced

Acer saccharinum 'Skinner' ('Skinneri')
ha: pyramidal, secondary limbs more horizontal
lm: highly incised
lc: bright green, a very good shade
or: J.H. Skinner, Nursery KS USA as seedling

Acer saccharinum 'Trilobatum'
ls: more consistantly 3-lobed
or: Europe before 1901

Acer saccharinum 'Tripartitum'
tw: often with large, white lenticels
ls: more 3-lobed, more deeply incised, terminal lobe enlarge, lateral lobes may overlap
ll: larger than species typical

Acer saccharinum 'Wagneri' (var. dissectum Pax, f. heterophyllyum argenteomarginatum)
ha: slower, semi-dwarf
ls: deeply incised, much reduced in size
lc: thinnly margined white
ns: Bean thinks this name is an error for Wager as Sir Charles Wager first introduced the species to Europe.
or: Belgium c. 1868

Acer saccharinum 'Wieri' ('Lacinatum Wieri')
ha: lower limbs drooping, graceful if given space.
lm: incised incised, long much longer and narrow, apices often thread-like
or: Wier found in 1873
in: Ellwanger & Barry, Rochester NY USA in late 1880's
eval: the most widely planted of the old cultivars in the US. Ellwanger & Barry of Rochester NY sold it
eval: and so one sees it in old parks and cemetaries in Northeast. Your editor (L. Hatch) found many nice
eval: trees in the Rochester and Syracuse in the 80's. A plant not damaged too much by winter and left
eval: to droop and expand in a large lawn is a remarkable thing.