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Bigleaf Maple, Oregon maple
Scientific Name: Acer macrophyllum Pursh.
Family: Aceraceae
Bigleaf Maple, Oregon maple (Acer  macrophyllum)
"Acer macrophyllum", 17686 U.S.D.A Forest Service., Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-17
USDA: 7-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Pacific coast of North America from southern Alaska to California, in California, it is only encountered in canyons or on river edges

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, fast growing to 30 to 70 feet tall (12-21 m) or more; 3 to 5-lobed leaves, up to 15 inches wide (37 cm), turning yellow in the fall.

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds in cold frame, layering

This is the biggest of the maples, the name 'macrophyllum' comes from the Greek for 'large leaved'. Its sap can be used to make syrup.

Blooming Habits:
Trees that are 10 year old or more, produce fragrant greenish yellow flowers in late March to May, followed, in the fall, by seeds with 2 wings (called samaras). The Bigleaf Maple is monoecious.

Fruiting Habits:

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