Bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)
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Latin (scientific) name: Acer macrophyllum
Common English name: Bigleaf maple
Other names: Broadleaf maple, Oregon maple
French name: Érable à grandes feuilles
Prefers coarse, moist soils and is typically found in riparian areas.
Identified by very large, distinctly 5 lobed-leaves.
The generic maple species (Acer spp) is Canada’s official arboreal emblem.
6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.