Bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Acer macrophyllum

Common English name: Bigleaf maple

Other names: Broadleaf maple, Oregon maple

French name: Érable à grandes feuilles

Habitat

Prefers coarse, moist soils and is typically found in riparian areas.

Other notes

 Identified by very large, distinctly 5 lobed-leaves.

The generic maple species (Acer spp) is Canada’s official arboreal emblem.

Hardiness zone(s)

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

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.

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