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Bigleaf Maple

Acer macrophyllum

Native to Pacific Northwest Fall Colors Staff Favorite Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
Native west of the cascades this deciduous tree has impressively large leaves and a rounded branching habit. Fall color is typically a yellow-orange.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers sun to part shade and moist, well-drained soils.

Uses:
Its large leaves and spreading crown provide deep shade, wildlife habitat.

Height:
60' at maturity

Width:
50' at maturity

Shape:
Round

Flowers:
Small, green-yellow flowers grow in long clusters ahead of leaves in early spring.

Leaves:
Bears the largest leaves in the maple family. Leaves can grow up to a foot in width and are green and leathery on top and light green underneath.

Bark:
Young trees have smooth, gray-brown bark maturing to dark brown with furrows. Ferns and mosses often grow on mature branches adding to the tree's beauty.

Native of Pacific Northwest.