Silver Maple

Silver Maple
Botanical Name: Acer saccharinum subsp. null
Other Names: Silverleaf Maple, White Maple, Water maple, Swamp Maple, Creek Maple, Soft Maple, Large Maple
Other Botanical Names: null
Family: Sapindaceae Native to: Eastern North America
Hardy to zone: 3
Natural habitat: swamps & bogs, waters edge
Shapes: irregular, overarching
Height: 70-90ft
width: 25-30ft
Growth rate: fast
Lifespan: 90-130 years
Tolerances: pest & desease
Common uses: reforestation, landscaping
Light: full sun
Transplanting: easy
Soil: tolerates wet feet, drought tolerant, ph adaptable

A fast growing, tough, tolerant shade tree, native to Ontario and eastern North America. Commonly planted for its ability to grow large and provide shade quickly. Silver Maple trees have an aggressive root system and weak wood with age. For these reasons, it's best to avoid planting them near homes to avoid damage from broken branches and invasive roots. This tree can be tapped for maple syrup, but contains the least sugar content of tappable maples.

Silver Maple trunk


Dark green on the top surface and silver underneath. Fall colour is an unimpressive yellow-green to yellow-brown. The variety Acer x freemanii (Freeman Maple) is commonly planted in cities to provide a guaranteed nice, red fall colour.

Silver Maple leaves

Twigs & Buds

Clusters of round, red buds much like that of the Red Maple.


keys/schizocarp are plentiful and have a 100% germination rate. key pairs measure up to 2.5" accross.