Audubon® Native Silver Maple

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Introducing the National Audubon Society line of native plants and trees that are specifically selected to help birds and wildlife in your area! Use the native Audubon® Native Silver Maple Tree (Acer saccharinum) for incredibly fast-growing trees with dense shade perfect for birds!

One of the most popular shade trees in the United States. Because these trees grow so fast, they are popular suburban shade trees! Perhaps you grew up with one in your front yard that became a big, mature specimen.

Our best recommendation is to use this vase-shaped, native tree further out in the yard, or in a mixed grouping with other native and Maple Trees on wide, open properties. If you are interested in learning more about where to correctly plant your larger growing trees, Read Our Blog!

Planting and Application:

Silver Maple grows large and must have room to spread. These are very fast-growing and large-growing with deeply cut lobed, bright green leaves with a silvery underside. These fine-textured leaves fill out quite densely - casting a deep shade, creating fast windbreaks and shelterbelts.

The effect of the silver coloring is striking and sets it apart from the other trees in your yard. Even its rounded, open crown provides a lovely silhouette behind the other plantings in the landscape. Your Silver Maple will be full of birds as they seek shelter and food among the foliage!

  • Fast-Growing Shade Tree - Can Reach 25 Feet Tall in 10 Years
  • Benefit & Attracts: Chickadee, Cardinal, Grosbeak, Finch, Owl, Duck, & Woodpecker
  • Specimen, Windbreak Tree, Shelterbelt & Caterpillar Host Plant 
  • Hardy Native to North America & Long-Lived to 130 Years
  • Rain Gardens to Slow & Filter Water Runoff

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Silver Maple grows in just about any soil type and tolerates wet or dry soils, it even puts up with tough alkaline soil. If you have a long period of drought, you'll want to consider adding supplemental water to protect your investment.

  • Relatively Disease & Pest-free
  • Tolerates a Wide Variety of Soil Conditions
  • Easy Care & Grow Quickly
  • Full to Part Sun, Mulch & Need Regular Watering
  • Prune after Leafing Out in Spring & Tap for Maple Syrup in late Winter/Early Spring

For a big, durable, long-lived shade tree, the Audubon® Native Silver Maple is a true gift! Add one or more to your landscape today from NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Silver Maple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Acer saccharinum
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 60 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable to Most Soil
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No