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Acer grandidentatum (Bigtooth Maple)

Acer grandidentatum
Bigtooth Maple, Big-toothed Maple, Uvalde Bigtooth Maple, Southwestern Bigtooth Maple, Canyon Maple, Sabinal Maple, Western Sugar Maple

Bigtooth Maple is native to a wide range of the western U.S. at elevations from 4500-7500 feet. Our seed was collected in the Hill Country of Texas, southwest of Austin. In the wild it often grows as a shrub, but under cultivation it can be formed into a small tree, usually topping out at about 20 feet tall. This is a sturdy tree, with a stout trunk and a wide rounded crown. The large leaves have 3 to 5 lobes, and are dark green on top, with pale fuzzy undersides. In the fall they turn blazing shades of red, orange and yellow before falling. Often found growing in shady canyons, this tree is happiest in moist soils with good drainage and some protection from fierce afternoon sun. It is quite deer resistant.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Mid Spring, Late Spring
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 20' (ft)
Spread 20' (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Deer, Salt
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
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