Description: Acer macrophyllum, also known as the Big Leaf Maple is a medium-sized, stunning Acer variety. The leaves emerge with burgundy tones in the spring, maturing to glossy medium-deep green turning bright yellow-orange in autumn. Leaves found on this tree are the largest found on any species of maple, hence the common name of 'Big Leaf Maple'. Large, drooping chain-like clusters of fragrant greenish-yellow flowers bloom as the new burgundy-tinted leaves are developing followed by brisly ornamental fruits.
History: Introduced in North America by Pursh and again in 1826 by David Douglas.
Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.
Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m