Silver maple, also known as Silver queen, (Acer saccharinum) gets its name from the silvery undersides of its leaves. Tree is 40-50’ tall with a rounded open spreading crown. It is native to eastern and central North America where it typically occurs in moist to wet, sometimes mucky, often poorly drained soils on floodplains, along the edges of streams and rivers and in low woods. Tree sap is sweet, hence the species name which comes from the Latin word for sugar, but syrups made therefrom are greatly inferior to those made from sugar maple (Acer saccharum).
Silver Maple Tree
Silver maple is a fast-growing shade tree. The wood is used for furniture, boxes, and crates. This riverbank tree is good for preventing erosion. Although landscape architects disdain it, silver maple at any age possesses a firm, graceful look of comfort and establishment. It has attractive yellow color in fall.
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General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.