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Silver Maple

Silver Maple

Acer saccharinum

Featured Plant Category: Keystone Species, Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

Height: 50 - 80'

Container Size: 2 Gallon

Bloom Time: March to April

Bloom Color: Green-Yellow, Red

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Moist; can tolerate poor dry soils.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Acer saccharinum, Creek Maple, Silverleaf Maple, Large Maple, Water Maple, Swamp Maple, White Maple

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Description

Keystone Value: The genus Acer (Maple) supports over 280 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum) is a medium to large deciduous tree that naturally grows along waterways and in wetlands, but is highly adaptable to a variety of soil conditions. The underside of its leaves has a distinct silver-green color, hence the name Silver Maple. While the flowers that appear in early spring are ornamentally insignificant, they are an important early-season source of nectar for bees. Not only is Silver Maple a keystone species that hosts hundreds of caterpillars (including the Rosy Maple Moth pictured above), but it also provides habitat and food for a variety of birds and mammals.


 

Additional information

Height

50 – 80'

Container Size

2 Gallon

Bloom Time

March to April

Bloom Color

Green-Yellow, Red

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Moist; can tolerate poor dry soils.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

Acer saccharinum, Creek Maple, Silverleaf Maple, Large Maple, Water Maple, Swamp Maple, White Maple

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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