Silver Maple Tree

Silver Maple Tree

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November Through April
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Silver Maple Tree (Acer saccharinum)


Silver Maple Tree: Acer saccharinum, or the silver maple tree, is a deciduous, American native tree found in almost every state.


Gardeners and landscapers covet this tree for its lovely shape, generous foliage, and sugary-sweet sap or maple syrup. It grows well in full sunshine or partially sunny conditions.


The silver maple tree is drought-tolerant, heat-tolerant, pest-resistant, cold-tolerant, compaction-tolerant, and disease-resistant. It also seems to grow well in wet clay soil, which can smother less hardy trees.


Acer saccharinum, a Tree of Many Names


You might find several common names as you search for information about the silver maple tree. Each nickname refers to the same species--Acer saccharinum.


  •      River Maple
  •      Silverleaf Maple
  •      Swamp Maple
  •      Water Maple
  •      White Maple
  •      Hard Maple
  •      Leucoderme
  •      Northern Sugar Maple
  •      Sugar Maple


The Silver Maple Tree Is a Good-natured Species


The silver maple tree loves moist but well-drained soil. In nature, it grows near swamps, riverbeds, and flood plains. However, it can also tolerate short drought spells, returning to good health after a refreshing rain shower.


As a forest native, the silver maple tree also loves plentiful woody organic materials. Amend the soil with mulch, peat moss, or other nitrogen-rich compost or fertilizer when you plant it and twice yearly.


Besides these two factors, your silver maple tree will demand little from you once it establishes its root system.


The Grand Good Looks of the Silver Maple Tree

The silver maple tree is a fast grower, achieving up to six feet of growth annually. It reaches a height of eighty to a hundred feet when mature, and the large, lovely canopy can be up to sixty feet across. The crown is pleasantly round.


The silver maple tree takes its name from the five-lobed leaves. The tops of the leaves are a vivid, medium-green hue. However, the underside of each leaf--and the stems--are a silvery white tone. As the breeze lifts the leaves, the tree has a silver cast from afar.



The silver maple tree's bark is a rich dark brown bark that self-exfoliates as it matures to ensure a healthy, long life.


Order Your Silver Maple Tree From TN Nursery Today


TN Nursery proudly digs our trees fresh and ships them quickly to ensure you receive the healthiest specimens. You can order confidently today.


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  • 5

    Posted by Cassandra Hopkins on Dec 09, 2020

    this is a great product. All mine are doing exceptionally well. Shipped fast packed well I'm in love with my trees I've ordered.

  • 5

    Posted by Cassandra Hopkins on Dec 09, 2020

    Thanks so much! They arrived beautifully.

  • 5
    Bare root tree silver maple

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 20, 2020

    arrived in great condition, packaged well no damage to anything. Tree roots well taken care of.

  • 5
    Silver Maple trees

    Posted by Nic A on Dec 23, 2019

    Arrived as expected three feet tall . Looking forward to spring to see growth

  • 5
    Silver Maple Tree

    Posted by Kenneth Westfield on Aug 27, 2019

    The shipping was fast and the packaging was great. Will be ordering again soon.

  • 5
    Silver Maple Tree

    Posted by Kellie Springer on Aug 23, 2019

    gorgeous addition to our property

  • 5
    Silver Maple Tree

    Posted by Cindy Hawk on Aug 22, 2019

    This is just amazing.

  • 5
    Silver Maple Tree

    Posted by Rachael Jacks on Aug 22, 2019

    these are amazing

  • 5
    Great Plants

    Posted by Brandon Kilgore on Sep 28, 2018

    Received my trees very impressed. The shipping was fast and the packaging was great. Will be ordering again soon.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April