The Silver Maple grows quickly to a maximum height of 50-60' and a spread of up to 45'. This tough tree needs ample space to grow out its canopy of silver-bottomed leaves. Silver Maples are a popular choice due to their tolerance to various planting factors such as poor and compacted soil and hot/dry conditions. Perhaps the best feature of a Silver Maple are the leaves, whose dazzling silvery-white undersides flicker with the slightest breeze drawing your eyes to full attention. It is also a primary food source for many types of wildlife. This tree is very effective for growing in poor draining soil since they will grow in areas where water has been standing for weeks at a time.