Silver Maple Tree

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Silver Maple Tree Description

Silver Maple Tree, Acer Saccharinum is Hardy Growing Zones 3-9

Silver Maple Trees grow in moist and slightly acidic soil. Hardy zones are 3-9. Habitually they grow in a V shape extending 50-80 feet tall and 30-50 inches in width. The peeling bark is grey with giant roots and brittle limbs; Because the wood is soft, holes are easily formed—the plant along riverbanks and edges of other waterways. When looking at a mature tree, one can tell immediately where this Tree gets its name.

The bark has a silver tent of color, but if the wind blows, the foliage on these trees appears to shimmer because of the light intensity on the underside of the leaves. These are faster-growing trees and can grow at a rate of 2 or more feet annually. These are also known to have the most abundant seeds of any of the maple trees.

 Silver Maple Tree, Acer Saccharinum Produce a Beautiful Fall Foliage and are Very Adaptable to Various Soil Conditions

They can expand and grow to heights of up to 80 feet and have a canopy spread of 35 feet when fully mature. In some areas, these are referred to as sugar maples. The botanical name for these fantastic trees is Acer Saccharinum. These grow best when they plant in USDA Climate Zones 3 through 9. They are tolerant of most pests and diseases. They can also tolerate periods of drought conditions once they have become established trees.

The seeds on these trees will attract birds, squirrels, and other varieties of smaller wildlife. The foliage is attractive in that in spring and summer, the leaves top side is a gorgeous green hue, and the underside is light green. In the autumn months, the leaves will turn to beautiful fall colors. These trees will lose their leaves in the late fall and winter months. These are easy to grow and maintain and adaptable to various soil conditions.

This Tree is a low-maintenance tree that requires moist, slightly acidic soil to thrive. The Tree usually grows in a vase shape. It's recognized among the fast-growing trees, growing at a pace of 2 feet or more each year. The Tree identifies among the species with the most seeds of any Maple Tree. Birds, squirrels, and other smaller wildlife are attracted to the fruits on these trees. The bark is smooth, and Beaver and deer find it delicious and eat it too. It is resistant to the majority of pests and illnesses. These Trees are simple to cultivate, maintain, and versatile in a wide range of soil conditions.


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Resilient to many soil conditions, the Silver Maple Tree produces magnificent fall colors and is low-maintenance.

 A very fast-growing plant, this Tree is also known as Acer saccharinum. Some of the local names of Silver Maple Tree are Silverleaf maple, soft maple, white maple, and swamp maple. It is abundant in the eastern and central United States and southeastern Canada. One of the most popular shade trees in North America, the Silver Maple Tree commonly reaches a height of 15-25 m and tremendously to 35 m. It is a deciduous plant that tolerates a wide variety of soil types. The green leaves on top and silvery-white underneath glitter and dance in the breeze.

This Tree is remarkably resilient, although it requires more sunshine than other maple trees. The leaves of these maple trees are 3-6 inches long and 6 to 12 cm wide, with a deep acute root system and grooves between the five segments. The delicate stems ensure that even a mild breeze can expose the soft silvery-white underneath the leaves, creating a remarkable image. Hence, some species of red maple trees give a more bright yellow color. The Tree gets color and sheds its leaves significantly earlier than other maples in the fall.

The fruit is the largest among the maples native to its habitat. The Tree produces blossoms in a dense cluster before the leaves appear in early spring, and the seeds mature in early summer. The fruit has a single seed, and the wing is divided about 3 to 5 cm with a modest diameter. Although the fruit's wings allow for some air transport, the fruit is substantial and must also be carried by water. Sliver Maple is known for its rapid growth. The Silver Maple Tree is commonly found near streams and wetlands; that's why it's often called "water maple."

Cultural Description of Silver Maple Tree:

Botanical Name: Acer Saccharinum

Hardiness Zone: The Silver Maple thrives adequately in zones 3 to 9.

Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Soil Preference: Thrives in a variety of soil types, but it favors deep, moist, acidic soil to grow best

Tree Size: At maturity, the silver maple reaches a height of 50–80 feet and a spread of 35–50 feet. 

Wildlife Value: Squirrels consume the silver maple's buds in the early spring. It also acts as a breeding ground for swans and other birds.

Weather Tolerance: It can resist some floods and is drought tolerant to a degree

Ship As: Barefoot

Best Time To Harvest: Spring or Early Summer

Water Requirements: Medium

Native Range: Native to the eastern and central United States and southeastern Canada



Reviews (2)

  • 5

    Posted by Cliff Gray on Mar 15, 2018

    A large spread just beautiful..

  • 5

    Posted by Miles Coop on Mar 06, 2018

    A strong tree and a great spread. It was a good choice!

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