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Big Leaf Maple | Acer macrophyllum

Large branching deciduous tree that grows over 100′ tall. Its bark is grey-brown and often covered in mosses, lichens, and ferns. The leaves are lobed, 6″-12″ wide.


Plant Details

HabitatsRiparian Forests, Bottomland Forests
Habitat NotesBottomland Forest; Riparian Forest
Years Planted at Arboretums2011, 2012, 2010
Mature Height100’
Shade PreferenceSun, Part Shade
Soil ToleranceMoist, well drained soil
Special UsesAttracts insects, bees and butterflies; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Deer resistant (protect when young)