Bigleaf Maple

Acer macrophyllum

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Native to Pacific Northwest Native to pacific northwest
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Valuable to wildlife Valuable to wildlife

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.

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

60' at maturity

50' at maturity


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

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.

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.

More Information:
NOTE BEFORE PLANTING: This beloved native struggles with the hotter/drier summers we have been experiencing due to climate chance. Regular summer irrigation throughout the growing season should be considered going forward for the tree to thrive. This may mean watering your tree periodically throughout the summer even after establishment.