The silver maple tree displays green leaves with a silver tint to the underside that grow to a size of approximately 4 to 6 inches, according to the University of Alabama. It transplants well, growing quickly in wet locations and other places where you might have trouble growing other plants or trees.
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The silver maple is a fast-growing tree, according to Iowa State University. This is defined as a tree that grows from an initial planting height of 10 feet to at least 25 feet or more within one decade.
The silver maple often grows 3 feet or more every year, according to the University of Alabama. Beginning around the age of 11 years, the silver maple produces seeds annually of 1 to 3 inches in length.
The silver maple reaches a mature height between 60 and 80 feet, with a width of 40 to 60 feet, according to the University of Florida. These trees grow taller in moist locations and often have trunks between 5 and 6 feet in diameter in such an environment. They may live more than 130 years under ideal conditions, according to the University of Nebraska.