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Silver Maple Seedlings - Package of 100

Sale price$145.99

Size 12-18"

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Silver maple seedlings are beloved for the shiny undersides of their leaves that ripple and sparkle when the wind blows and the shiny hues of their bark when it's young. Even the flowers are shiny. But what gardeners love about this tree is that it grows incredibly fast. The saplings, which can grow to 50 to 80 feet with a 35 to 50-foot spread when full-grown, grow over two feet yearly.

Besides its beauty and rapid growth, this type is excellent as a shade tree and is often found in parks, gardens, and sidewalks. It has an extensive root system that should be planted where its roots can spread without interfering with septic tanks, underground plumbing, or utility lines. It prefers deep, fertile, moist soil with an acid pH.

Silver Maple Seedlings Have Stunning Flowers In Spring

The red, gold, and shiny flowers open in the earliest spring before the leaves. The fruit called samaras has twisted, wide-spread wings. The silver maple seedlings are 3 inches long and the largest of any North American type. The leaves have beautiful, shiny undersides in the growing season and turn red and mustard yellow in the fall. They are 3 to 6 inches long, deeply lobed and cut, and have hairs along the veins. Though the most common type has a vase-shaped habit, one type has graceful, weeping branches.

It prefers full sun to part shade, though it may be one of the tallest trees in the neighborhood at maturity. When fully developed, it will grow to be 50 to 70 feet high and around 3 feet each year. This tree will grow well in full sunlight and partially shaded areas.

This tree also adapts well to various soil conditions and is drought-tolerant. During those Autumn months, it will produce beautiful, breathtaking colors. This tree will also attract several varieties of birds and other wildlife.

Silver Maple Seedlings are Fast Growing 

This sapling is named for the beautiful, shiny, shimmering effect created when the breeze rustles its leaves, exposing its shiny underside. Its bark is also shiny-gray. This sapling is a fast-growing deciduous tree that provides quick shade and reaches a height of 50 to 80 feet. Hardy in Zones 3-9, Silver Maple Seedling requires full sun to partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. It produces small flowers in early spring and pairs of three-inch winged seeds in late spring. The leaves change to a showy red in the fall, and this adaptable, durable tree will be an incredible asset to your lawn or landscape.

These saplings are a Hardy, Easy Growing, Perfect Choice for Smaller Lawns and Smaller Landscape Spaces.

The Foliage Of The Silver Maple Seedlings Is A Stunning Silver

Why is it called silver? The name comes from the magical underbelly of each leaf that shimmers a shiny-white color while the top of the blade remains green. This tall tree offers tremendous shade for all who walk among it during those hot summer days.

The bark starts gray and ages gracefully by developing thick strips that reach the sky as time passes. Owning a magnificent tree of this nature requires less work than expected. It only needs one proper pruning a year during the summer months.

Silver Maple Seedlings Can Grow 6 Feet Per Year 

These are the fastest-growing types, growing 6 feet or more per year. They are the perfect size tree for smaller lawns and spaces. They are very hardy and easy to grow, adapting well to many different soil types as long as moisture and good drainage are available. They require very little maintenance.