Silver Maples are fast-growing, large deciduous trees that typically have short trunks and sharply branched crowns.
Silver Maples bear red flowers in early spring and beautiful five lobed, deeply notched green and silver leaves that turn yellow in the fall. This versatile and attractive shade tree requires a large yard.
In colder areas where the more traditional Sugar Maple sap does not sweeten very well (like the Canadian prairies), Silver Maple is often used to make syrup as the taste is relatively similar.
Zone: 3a Height: 20 m (66 ft) Spread: 12 m (40 ft) Moisture: normal, wet Light: partial shade, full sun Fall colour: pale yellowish or brownish Growth rate: fast Life span: long Maintenance: low Suckering: low Pollution tolerance: high
Other names: creek maple, silverleaf maple, soft maple, water maple, white maple