Super Silver Haze Weed Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi March 08, 2023 - 6 min read
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Medical patients, long-time stoners — and their kids — all love Super Silver Haze, a long-time sativa-dominant favorite. In fact, SS Haze (one of the strain’s nicknames, along with SSH) won three consecutive Cannabis Cups in 1997, 1998, and 1999.

SSH is the perfect daytime weed, delivering a cerebral high that’s energizing, uplifting, and euphoric, and often provides a boost in focus and creativity. The physical effects are relaxing but not body locking, allowing users to fully enjoy the happiness and energy SSH provides.

SS Haze smells wonderful, with spicy, herbal, diesel, and skunky scents mixed with sweetness and citrus aromas. The flavor is just as complex, featuring notes of lemon, spice, earth, and herbs. And we can’t forget about the flower, which is colorful and beautiful with a silvery, sticky sheen of trichomes.


Super Silver Haze is favored by many wake-and-bakers, but it may be an even better choice for use during the workday (or a day filled with personal chores that simply have to get done).

This is a fast-acting herb, a poster child for the phrase “two hits and quit.” Almost as soon as you toke up, you’ll feel a surge of euphoria that eliminates stress and anxiety while triggering a sense of happiness or even joy. The cerebral effects are energizing, creative, and usually focused, hitting like a shot of espresso when you’re badly in need of a pick-me-up.

Over time the head high will mellow a little, but don’t expect that a strong body buzz will slow you down. The physical effects of the experience are relaxing but not heavy or sedating. You probably won’t feel the non-stop energy infusion you might get from a pure sativa, but Super Silver Haze can come pretty close.

As we’ve mentioned, SSH is terrific for use during the day and almost as good first thing in the morning. However, don’t rule this strain out for early evening or weekend recreational enjoyment, because it will let you fully appreciate outdoor activities — or become the life of the party. Just don’t plan on smoking Super Silver Haze when bedtime is coming up as this isn’t always a reliable strain for sleeping.

Bottom Line: Super Silver Haze is an energetic and focusing strain that will make you happy and make work or play more enjoyable, with a body stone that’s relaxing but won’t get in the way.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 4/5
  • Creative: 3/5
  • Pain: 3/5
  • Stress: 4/5
  • Sleep: 1/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Side Effects

This is a relatively-mellow strain, considering its 20%+ THC content. Dry mouth and dry eyes are certainly possible, but they aren’t a given and usually won’t be particularly annoying. Just have some water around in case you need it.

For a high-THC cannabis strain, Super Silver Haze is surprisingly unlikely to result in side effects like increased anxiety or paranoia. They’re possible for novice smokers or those who are already struggling with anxiety issues, but they’re pretty rare occurrences.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 3/5
  • Dry Eyes: 3/5
  • Lethargy: 1/5
  • Cough: 3/5

Medical Conditions

Many MMJ users say Super Silver Haze is one of the best strains they’ve tried.

They report that the euphoric cerebral effects of SSH provide feelings of happiness and contentment that wipe away stress, anxiety, and depression, giving most mental health patients a greater ability to productively focus on their work and lives. Speaking of focus, users diagnosed with ADD and ADHD say this strain is ideal for boosting their concentration.

The mild body high delivered by Super Silver Haze may not be able to provide much relief from serious pain, but patients say that the physical relaxation coupled with the strain’s strongly uplifting mental effects can ease the chronic pain of conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis, take care of headaches, and completely overwhelm chronic fatigue and malaise.

Flavor and Aroma

Perhaps the best way to describe the scent of Super Silver Haze is that it smells like really, really good weed.

The aroma is herbal and skunky, spicy and gassy, but sweet and citrus undertones ensure that it’s not off-putting or “scary” to less-experienced users. A lemon taste moves front-and-center in the flavor of this bud, as it blends well with earthy, spicy, herbal, and skunky notes to produce unique-tasting and very enjoyable smoke. The lemon flavor lingers in SSH’s aftertaste.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 4/5
  • Citrus: 4/5
  • Fruity: 2/5
  • Spice: 3/5
  • Wood: 2/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Super Silver Haze has been shown to have an average 19% THC level in reputable lab tests. Your experience may tell you something different, though, as it’s not uncommon to find this weed with THC content as high as 23%. The levels of other cannabinoids in SS Haze are quite low.

Strains that have such diverse flavor and taste profiles usually have very diverse terpene profiles, and SSH is a great example. The dominant terps are myrcene, carene, caryophyllene, terpinolene, and linalool, but there are decent levels of pinene, limonene, and humulene as well.


Amsterdam’s Green House Seeds created Super Silver Haze nearly 30 years ago by crossing indica Northern Lights, hybrid Skunk #1, and sativa Original Haze. Those are all legendary, high-quality strains that produced an outstanding child.

The original team of breeders at Green House Seeds has split up, but several are at Mr. Nice Seeds and are now producing variations of SSH that have slightly different characteristics. Green House Seeds still breeds Super Silver Haze, too, but growers say the Mr. Nice version is a better choice for indoor cultivation.

Where to Buy Super Silver Haze Seeds

Your favorite seed bank is likely to sell feminized SSH seeds. Just a few that carry the seeds: Pacific Seed Bank, Amsterdam Genetics, Growers Choice Seeds, and SeedSupreme.

Seedsman and Royal Seed Bank carry standard SS Haze seeds, and Home Grown Cannabis Company and Weed Seeds USA offer an autoflowering version. Dark Knight Clones and Buy Cannabis Clones are among the many vendors offering Super Silver Haze clones.

Similar Strains

It’s easy to find Super Silver Haze just about everywhere. If you’re looking for alternatives to try, though, check out Sour Tangie, Grapefruit, or Maui Wowie.

Super Silver Haze Strain Review: FAQ

Q: Does the strong head high and mild body high mean that Super Silver Haze is a sativa?
A: There’s not always a correlation, but yes, SSH is a strongly sativa-dominant strain. It generally contains 80% sativa genetics, but some samples are as much as 90% sativa.

Q: What type of yield can you get from Super Silver Haze plants?
A: This strain is known for producing large harvests. Expect at least 15 ounces per plant grown outdoors, and nearly 20 ounces per square meter from indoor grows — as long as you use proper cultivation techniques.