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Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

DESCRIPTION

Silver Maple

Acer saccharinum

  • Fast-growing
  • Excellent shade trees
  • Can withstand some flooding
  • Silver-colored bark on young trees
  • Vase-shaped tree
  • In the frontier days, the light maple syrup made from this tree was a favorite
  • Other common names include Swamp Maple, Water Maple, Silverleaf Maple, White Maple, and Soft Maple

Plant a Silver Maple tree in your landscape and in no time at all you’ll have the shade coverage you want! Plant this tree to stay comfortable during the bright, long days of summer! Quick shade is the name of the game! Acer saccharinum (botanical name) has a fast growth rate and a spreading canopy that can block sunlight. It gets its common name due to the way the leaves move in the light wind. In the wind, the silver undersides of the leaves can produce a shimmery effect. Even the bark is silver in color when young! With all this silver, this is an aptly named eastern North American native.

The Silver Maple tree prefers to grow in a location with full sun or partial shade exposure. They are an excellent tree for every yard. With proper planting, it can help cool off the hotter parts of a home. This is a tree that can thrive where other trees cannot. You can plant Silver Maple in soggy spots, and it can grow. Wet or dry conditions are both suitable areas for this long-lived tree!

Families will love Silver Maple. The sap of this tree has the lowest sugar content of all maples! This deciduous shade tree will provide a peaceful spot for a picnic, too. Fall colors can reveal a mixture of scarlet, orange and yellow maple leaves that can create a picturesque view for all to enjoy.

Visit your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location and allow our experts to help you select the perfect Silver Maple tree for your yard!

FEATURES

Fast grower

Shade in the summer, Light in the winter!

Full to partial sun