Silver Maple Tree
- Latin Name- Acer Sacchairnum Hardy Planting Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 50-80 Width- 25-35 Sun or Shade- Prefers Partial Shade
Silver Maple, Acer saccharum
Acer saccharinum, more commonly referred to as the Silver Maple Tree, grows into a lush, green centerpiece for any property. The best part of this tree is you don't have to wait long for it to achieve its thick, leafy appearance as it is a fast-growing tree that can reach between 50 to 80 feet. Its name is derived from the silvery gray bark it has when it is a young tree. It grows well in urban and suburban environments and can even thrive in drier soil. Silver Maple Trees are also great for attracting wildlife, like quail, squirrels, finches, and chipmunks eat its seeds, while birds like blackbirds and starlings nest in its branches.
One of the most common trees you will find is the silver maple tree. It is among the more attractive you will see. The leaves on this tree are maple leaves which are leaves that have a triangular shape with points surrounding it. These leaves are otherwise quite attractive. They are green for most of the year but change to yellow during the fall months. Its trunk is quite narrow and is among the thinnest compared to other trees. When looking to make this tree as part of your landscaping, it can be placed in either your front or backyard. However, it is crucial that you have a large enough yard, as it will need some space to grow and develop. It can grow in a wide variety of soil conditions and is quite adaptable. In the late part of the spring, this tree will have beautiful green foliage that has a silver tint to it when the sun hits it just right. However, when fall arrives is when this tree truly shines. The transformation into oranges and reds makes this an excellent choice for fall color.