Acer macrophyllum

Acer macrophyllum

big-leaf maple



  • Native to stream banks and canyons
  • Tall deciduous tree can reach 100 feet
  • Needs water to roots
  • Not drought tolerant
  • Host to Phytophthora ramorum (Sudden Oak Death) so it may not be taken into unaffected counties
  • Found in Bay Hills, Diablo and Hamilton sections



Briones RP, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo west, Redwood RP


1 gallon, long 1 gallon

bloom season Apr
pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
features Foliage
sun Full Sun
soil Good
flower color Inconspicuous
bloom season Mar
bloom season May
habitat Mixed evergreens
water Mod
soil Moderate
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
habitat Riparian
growth habit Spreading
soil Well-drained
dormancy winter

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