Silver Maples are predominantly known to have a beautiful bright-green color on the top of their leaves nearest to the sun, while having a white to silver color on the bottom of each leaf. Swaying in the wind, the bottom of the leaves will dazzle and gleam the underlying colors, accomplishing a rather elegant display of it’s name, Silver Maple. Each leaf distinctly 3”-4” in size has 5 sections with profound clefts between each one as if in a star pattern. Finely sketched bark is recognized mostly gray in color with a thin scale pattern and texture. During the colder months their leaves will habitually turn a vibrant shade of yellow or gold, while some rarely have been seen to show orange to red in color in colder climates, making them a spectacular site during the fall. While being of the Maple family, Silver Maples can and will produce delicious sap for use in syrup although not as much as others of the Maple family. Silver Maples make a wonderful wildlife tree, proving both nourishment from the seeds and nesting sites for birds or squirrels. As a fast growing tree and one of the fastest blooming trees during the spring, the Silver Maple will grow 3 to 7 feet per year. Grown native in Minnesota all the way to Alabama, Silver Maples will comfortably survive during tough seasonal shifts, floods and even drought with much ease. While supplying fascinating colors and dense leaf growth, it makes a versatile shade to ornamental tree with every changing season.
Silver Maple Live Stakes - Acer Saccharinum