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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- 3-9
Bloom Season – early spring
Bloom Color – Red or yellow-green
Height at Maturity – 50 to 80 feet
Soil Type Preferred – well-drained moist soils.
Sun or Shade – partial shade
The Silver Maple is a fast-growing deciduous tree that is one of the most common in the United States.
It may also be called the creek maple, swamp maple, or white maple.
It commonly reaches a height of 50-80 feet and is found along waterways and wetlands.
Leaves are green with a silvery underside, which turn to a pale yellow in autumn. The bark is smooth and silvery gray during its youth, which switched to dark gray and fuzzy as it matures.
The Silver Maple begins producing seeds at around 11 years. It has flowers that appear in dense clusters in early spring. The female flowers are red, while the male flowers are yellow-green. The fruit is a samara, one ¼ to 2 inches long, which grows in pairs. They range in color from light brown to red and ripen between April through June. After Maturity, the seeds are dispersed either by air or water. Because of its wide distribution, its early producing pollen may be necessary to pollen-producing insects.
The Silver Maple ranges from the eastern United States and Midwest but has shown tolerance to being cultivated in other climates if properly watered in extreme heat. Seedlings must be established with full sun, but then the tree grows best in partial shade. Today the wood can be used to make paper, furniture, musical instruments, and tool handles. The seeds are food sources for squirrels, chipmunk, and birds, while deer and beaver can eat the bark. The trunks also tend to develop cavities that provide shelter for birds and nesting mammals.