name botanical:Acer macrophyllum
other name:Broadleaf Maple
other name:Oregon Maple
family:Soapberry family (Sapindaceae)
height:up to 30 - 40 m (99 - 131 ft)
The leaves of Bigleaf maple are lobed with 5 to 7 lobes. The leaves are up to 40 cm (15.75 in) in diameter. The petiole is long and red. The leaf margin is smooth.
fall foliage:conspicuous red orange
The yellowish flowers hang on up to 25 cm (9.8 in) long panicles.
The fruit is a samara with two winged nutlets. The samara are arranged at right angles.
The branches are glossy dark red.
bark:The young bark is reddish-brown to brown-green with pink lenticels. The older bark is dark gray and areolated.
root:Shallow-rooting plant with long root runners
location:Sun to half-shade
soil:all permeable soils, floodplains, tolerates soil lacking in nutrients
ph value:acid - alkaline
single tree (good shade provider), forest tree (USA)
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