BIGLEAF MAPLE - ACER MACROPHYLLUM

bigleaf maple leaf

Common name: bigleaf maple, Oregon maple

Scientific name:
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Acer
Species: macrophyllum

Hardiness Zone: 6 to 7
Height: 40 to 75 ft
Width: 40 to 75 ft

Description: ​Bigleaf maple has the largest leaves of any North American maple, from 4 to 10 inches across. This tree can be as wide as it is tall when open-grown, with spreading rounded crowns, and branches that grow low to the ground.
 
This tree's natural habitat is along the west coast from California to Alaska. The bigleaf maple prefers mesic, moist habitats, as it is naturally found in upland riparian zones. Frost tolerance is low because it does not grow where deep soil freezes before snowfall.  

bigleaf maple leaf
bigleaf maple bark
bigleaf maple seeds

References:
US Forest Service. Found Online:  https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/acemac/all.html