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.

Bigleaf maple blooms

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

big leaf maple leaf

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

  • Bigleaf maple blooms
  • big leaf maple leaf

Plant Details

Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Bottomland Forest; Riparian Forest
Mature Height:
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Moist, well drained soil
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Deer resistant (protect when young)
Arboretum Locations:
Cheldelin Middle School Arboretum
Corvallis Waldorf School Native Arboretum
Crescent Valley High School Arboretum
Year(s) Planted:
2011, 2012, 2010