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The Silver Maple can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Silver Maple falls into the following type(s): Shade Tree
The Silver Maple grows to be 50' to 80' feet in height.
The Silver Maple has a spread of about 35' to 50' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Fast growth rate.
The Silver Maple does well in Full, Partial Shade exposure(s).
The Silver Maple grows in Acidic, Moist, Wide Range soils.
The Silver Maple has a(n) Vase shape.
The Silver Maple takes it's name from the silvery-white undersides of the leaves that tend to shimmer and dance in the slightest breeze. Other attributes that make it a popular tree are it's tolerance to urban conditions such as poor and compacted soil, hot, dry conditions, and air pollution. It is also popular due to it's rapid growth.
The buds of the Silver Maple are eaten by squirrels in early spring. It also provides nesting sites for ducks and other birds. Beavers find the trees delicious.
Early settlers in the Ohio Valley found the sap from the Silver Maple to be superior to other Maple trees for sugar quality but production was too slow for commercial purposes. The tree has always been a delight to forest-watchers as the slightest breeze will turn the tree into a shimmering silver-green color display and the bark has a silver look to it in the winter that contrasts nicely with snow.
Wide range of moisture conditions. Can withstand some flooding and has moderate drought tolerance.
Leaves are opposite on twigs, 3 to 6 inches in both length and width, with 5 lobes separated by notably deep, narrow sinuses. Green on top and silver-green on the bottom.
The bloom is yellow-red.
Early to mid-March.
The fruit is elongated, 1-2 inches long, green to brown in color.
Very fast-growing. Leaves are green on top and silvery-white on the underside, prized for their appearance of shimmering and dancing in the breeze. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Plant 10' or more from sidewalk or drive. Grows to 50' to 80' with a spread 2/3 of height to wider than the tree is tall. (Zones 3-9)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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