Acer macrophyllum

Big Leaf Maple

Plant family: Aceraceae - Maple


Plant type: Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Fifteen Gallon 13   119.99
One Gallon 0   12.99
24 inch box natural 8   329.99
Five gallon - Natural 0   37.99

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

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Clay, Sandy Loam, Adaptable, Riverbed Silt

Special Characteristic

Autumn Foliage, Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

The large lobed leaves on this medium sized tree will provide wonderful summer shade. It is deciduous and in the fall will provide multihued fall colors, It can grow 10 feet in 1 year in optimum condidtions so give it plenty of room. There are insignificant flowers but the winged seeds add texture to the landscape. Plant this with shade tolerant sumacs, ceanothus and manzantitas, fuchsia, ferns and goldenrod. Although not commercially used for syrup production, syrup can be produced from its sap.

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