Acer macrophyllum

Big Leaf Maple

Plant family: Aceraceae - Maple


Plant type: Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Green, Insignificant
Blooming Season Spring
Height Over 40 feet
Spread Over 40 feet
Sun / Shade   
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Grassland, Riparian, Woodland/Forest

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Clay, Sandy Loam, Adaptable, Riverbed Silt

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Autumn Foliage, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

The large lobed leaves on this attractive tree will provide wonderful summer shade. It is deciduous and in the fall will provide multihued fall colors, especially in areas with sufficiently low temperatures. It can grow 10 feet in 1 year in optimum conditions so give it plenty of room. There are insignificant flowers but the winged seeds add texture to the landscape. This tree typically grows besides streams so prefers plenty of moisture. Plant this with other shade tolerant, moisture loving plants, including ferns. Although not commercially used for syrup production, syrup can be produced from its sap. This large maple gets 30-60 feet high, and occasionally even up to 80 feet.

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