Acer macrophyllum – Big Leaf Maple / Oregan Maple
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Broad crown
FOLIAGE: Mid green, distinctive five-fingered leaves that broaden to over 30cm in both length and width. Become yellow in Autumn
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Greenish-yellow flowers usually appear before the leaves. In spring the tree gives rise to fragrant bouquets of flowers that dangle together in leggy loose clusters. Each sweet-scented flower measures about 1.0cm inch across. Fruit is a golden brown double samara in Autumn.
BARK: Grayish-brown to reddish-brown
GROWTH RATE: Fast when young
DESCRIPTION: A tendency to attack and invade water or sewer lines.
LANDSCAPE USES: Feature or shade tree where space is permitted
TOLERANCES: prefers the moist well-drained soils