A young Silver Maple, fully leaved in a summer setting, on a grassy knoll
Silver Maple
The silver maple is very similar to the red maple. The difference is its leaves turn yellow or brown and not red, in autumn. Sometimes, the trunks are hollow which creates space for wildlife to live in. Other names: Soft Maple, White Maple, Plaine blanche, Plaine de France
Botanical Name: Acer saccharinum
Nom Français: Érable argenté


Bloom colour: Green
Pollinators: Birds | Mammals
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun
Plant Type: Tree
Height: Over 35 feet (10 meters)
It grows well in hardiness zones:


Riverbanks, lakeshores, wetlands, marshes.
Water requirement: Need for lots of water.
Prefers deep, moist, acidic soil, but can grow in a variety of different soils.


Plant at least 10 feet from sidewalks, driveways and foundation as the roots spread abundantly. Fast-growing tree. Flowers early in Spring. Prune branches to prevent ice damage. Not tolerant of high pH or soil compaction Moderate to high pollution tolerance.
Medium-sized to large tree. Short trunk separating near the ground. Undersides of leaves silvery.


Spread: Branches create a broad round crown.


Styling and Use



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