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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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 provides 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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone- 3 to 9
Bloom Season - Spring
Bloom Color – Yellow flowers appear from red buds
Height at Maturity –Up to 80 feet tall
Soil Type Preferred- Deep moist acidic soil
Sun or Shade-Partial shade to full sun
The silver maple tree usually grows between 50-and-80-feet tall.
While the gray bark on the relatively short trunk is smooth when the tree is young, it develops scaly ridges as the tree matures, which adds interest to many landscapes. This tree prefers deep moist acidic soil.
Silver Maples can grow up to 80-feet tall and spread to be about 50-feet wide.
The silver maple will grow about 24 inches taller each year until it reaches its full maturity.
Male and female flowers appear on this tree before the leaves appear in the spring. These yellow flowers that are about 0.5-inches in diameter appear from redbuds. The flowers appear on small lateral branches at the end of the previous season’s growth. The flowers on each tree are typically all male or female.
After the flowers fade in about ten days, then winged fruit appears about the same size as the flowers. The winged fruit remains on the tree for about three weeks.
The leaves on this tree are dull green on the top and a silver color underneath. They appear on either side of upturned stems and can be up to 6-inches long. They have five lobes with deep-veined sinuses. The leaves turn light gold in the fall.
While this tree would prefer to live in well-drained soil, it will tolerate periods of extended flooding when necessary.
You are likely to love the relaxed look of the silver maple tree. Consider it as an excellent shade tree in your landscaping, and you will have a long-living tree that helps shade your house and that you can build beautiful memories under.