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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
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 10 days, then winged fruit appears that is 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 open 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.