Acer saccharinum – Silver Maple – 2-Gallon


A common tree along creek and river banks in our region. Silver Maple is a fast growing tree that was once widely used to provide quick shade around new homes. Its wood is weak however and the tree is really best used for naturalizing and stream bank stabilization. Fall color will never rival Sugar Maple or Red Maple, but often is a good, clear yellow. Often forgotten, but a significant ornamental feature are the reddish-yellow flower clusters with abundant white stamens which appear very early in Spring – before even Red Maple – and give us hope that winter may finally have passed.


Maple family (Aceraceae)

Updated 25 September 2023