A medium-sized maple growing up to 15-25 metres in height with a stout trunk and upright spreading branches forming an ovoid crown and a width between 11-15 metres.
The bark of younger trees is smooth and light grey in colour turning rougher in texture as the trees mature. The leaves, which grow up to 6 inches long and 4 inches wide, are divided into five lobes with large teeth. The top side of the leaf is dull green, the bottom is silvery-white. During autumn, the leaves turn yellow. Silver Maple blooms clusters of red coloured buds early in spring which turn a yellowish-green shade.
Silver Maple thrives on river banks and other environments where the soil is moist and positioned in full or partial sun. It is suitable for urban and rural landscapes.