The Silver Maple is a medium to large tree that grows rapidly. It does well in bright sun or partial shade. The tree is known by many names including creek maple, soft maple, white maple or swamp maple. It thrives in a variety of soils and is often found in wet lands and along rivers or streams. The 1-0 Seedlings average 8 inches and range from 6 to 12 inches in length.
The Silver Maple provides soft maple lumber and provides food for a variety of birds and small mammals. It is also popular as an ornamental.