- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Mature Height: 50-80' tall
- Mature Width: 35-50' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 40-60' apart
EXTRA FAST LARGE GROWING SHADE TREE FOR AVERAGE AND WET SOILS
- Yellow and orange tones paint the leaves in fall
- May Benefit & Attract: Chickadees, cardinals & grosbeaks, finches, owls, ducks, and woodpeckers
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
- This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the Audubon® Silver Maple Treeling?
Looking to create bird habitat in a hurry? Silver Maple is the easiest option for you. This eager native shade tree gets right to work. Growing lightning-fast, it soon creates a lofty canopy, where birds can feed, perch, nest, and raise their young. In addition, the foliage hosts a wide array of caterpillars, leafhoppers, and other bugs, which birds such as chickadees and cardinals consider fine dining. Grosbeaks and finches are particularly fond of the seeds. In mature trees, cavities may develop in the trunk, and in rural areas, owls, ducks, and woodpeckers will take up residence there. Get that backyard bird habitat started—pronto!
Native to most of the eastern U.S. and highly adaptable, Silver Maple is a common sight just about everywhere. Its pretty, silver-backed leaves flutter in the wind in hedgerows, on farms, on suburban lots, and even in the heart of the city. In the wild, it occurs most often near water, and there is where it achieves its most luxurious growth. Fun fact: Mature Silver Maple Trees can be tapped for syrup! The sap isn’t as sweet as that of Sugar Maple, so it need to boil longer, but the finished result is just as delicious.
How to use in the landscape?
Tiny, bright red Silver Maple flowers are a harbinger of spring, giving us hope that change is in the air and warmer weather is here to stay. Interestingly, the blossoms of a Silver Maple Tree may be all male or all female, or there may be some of each. Even more intriguing, the gender of the flowers can change from year to year. Trees are incredible!
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.
How To Plant
Plant Silver Maple in a sunny spot in just about any type of soil (even clay). Though it prefers good drainage and average amounts of water, it will also grow in that low spot in your yard that stays a little soggy after a rain. When it is young, this tree has smooth, thin bark that is susceptible to injury, so one thing you will want to be careful about is to not damage it with string trimmers or other equipment. Silver Maple has a tendency to lose limbs in ice storms. Don’t plant it near buildings; reserve it for open spaces on large properties.
How To Water
Your Silver Maple will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
How Does Shipping Work?
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.