Greenhouse Plug- Silver Maple
25 metres (80 feet)
Appearance: Light green (lighter below), deeply cut leaves; spreading, open grown form. Smooth, young bark; gray-brown, shaggy, mature bark.
Site and soils: Best on deep, fertile, moist loams (withstands seasonally wet soils). Needs full sunlight.
Rural plantings: Reforestation, plantations for pulp and timber. Grows fast.
Urban settings: Aggressive roots and brittle branches make it unsuitable to inner city areas. Pale yellow autumn colour.
Native to: Central and southern Ontario