Maple, Silver

Acer saccharinum

Silver maple is a large tree that often grows along waterways. It grows well in moist soils but can tolerate a variety of soil conditions, including alkaline or acidic soils. Silver maples prefer full sun and grows quickly. It is not advised to plant this tree near structures as their branches are prone to breakage. This tree is used for nesting by birds and small mammals. They produced winged seeds that “helicopter” through the wind.

Silver maple is often planted to provide shade due to its large canopy and late-season leaf drop.

  • Size: 30"-40"
  • # per Bundle: 25
  • Soil Type: Adaptable - sandy to clay
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Moisture: moist to dry
  • Height: 50'-70'
  • Growth Rate: Fast
North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District

505 3rd St N, Ste A,
Virginia, MN 55792
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4 Monday-Friday and by appointment

Upcoming Board Meetings

Wednesday, November 10th at 10:30 a.m.
This meeting will be held in-person at the St. Louis County Public Works building at 7823 Hwy 135 ,Virginia, MN. A Zoom connection is available by contacting Anita Provinzino at least two hours prior to the meeting time. This meeting is open to the public, a mask and social distancing is required..

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