If you want a large, easy-growing shade tree with ornamental features that will grow nearly anywhere, then look no further than the Silver Maple Tree.
What do you get with the stunning Silver Maple?
Enchanting silver colors: The underside of its green leaves is tinted silver to illuminate your yard.
Steady growth: The Silver Maple claims up to 3 feet each year for shade in your yard.
Soil adaptability: Plant it in the soggy spots in your yard where other trees can’t thrive.
Naturally growing near riverbanks and ponds, the Silver Maple creates the perfect summertime picnic spot but is also well-suited to street borders or focal point plantings.
The Silver Maple can be planted in any soil condition, though it naturally grows in soggy bottomlands. It can tolerate full sun or partial shade (but prefers 4 to 8 hours of sunlight daily). Plant in a hole twice as wide, though just as deep as the root ball. Mulch around the canopy, but not near the trunk, to help the tree maintain moisture. Plant your Silver Maples with some spacing from power lines, structures, sidewalks and sewer lines.
This tree can tolerate wet or dry conditions. Be sure to water the tree weekly in its young life to ensure proper growth. If you live in an area with frequent droughts, you may need to water weekly throughout its life.
If you live in an area with windy conditions, hurricanes, ice storms, or salty air, you’ll need to prune your tree in the early spring to prevent limb breakage. Prune the weakest branches, including any dead or diseased branches.
|Mature Height:||50-80 ft|
|Mature Width:||30-50 ft|
|Sunlight:||Full to Partial Sun|
|Grows Well in Zones:||3-9|
|Your Growing Zone:||6|