This section contains pictures of Silver Maple in the landscape.
prefers moist, very adapatable
Soil & Site
prefers moist, found growing along stream banks, prefers slightly acid soils, will grow on very poor soils
monoecious, greenish yellow to red flowers, produced before the leaves in pendulous clusters
1-2.5 inch samara or winged fruit is produced in large numbers
opposite, 5 lobed, green on top, silvery below and fall color can be variable ranging from a poor pale yellow to a nice clear bright yellow.
A very rapid grower reaching 50-70 plus feet in height.
A weak wooded plant that constantly drops branches and twigs. Subject to lots of wind and ice damage.
Introduced in 1725
I inherited two very large Silver Maples at our new house. Although they are nice looking large shade trees, they are shallow rooted and very messy. There are better trees to use in the urban landscape.