Bigleaf Maple (a.k.a. Broadleaf Maple or Oregon Maple) is sometimes thought of as the “Grande Dame” of all maple trees. It is big, beautiful, and an amazing shade provider. Its 1-foot across, five-lobed leaves are the largest of any maple: hence, its name and its unparalleled ability to cast shade and put on a color-show in fall. Leaves reaching an astounding two feet across have been reported. The “National Champion” Acer macrophyllum resides in Oregon and stands around 90 feet tall with a 100-foot crown spread and an enormous, muscular trunk, over 8 feet across.
Bigleaf Maples are native to the forests of the Pacific Northwest, almost always found within 200 miles of the Pacific Ocean, from southern Alaska down to southern California. Limited stands can also be found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and there is even a small population in Idaho. Bigleaf Maples are usually 60 – 80 feet tall with broad, rounded crowns spreading to around 50 feet across. It is the second most abundant tree found in the Pacific Northwest, and it grows over a wide range of temperature and moisture conditions, from the cool, moist, marine climate of coastal British Columbia to the warm, dry, growing seasons of southern California. Cold hardy, as well as heat tolerant, it prefers temperatures which remain above 8°F in winter and below 100°F in summer.
About Jonsteen’s Seedlings: All of our trees are seed-grown — without poison or pesticides — at our nursery on California’s Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture.
About Jonsteen’s Nursery Lots: Periodically, we offer great deals on bulk lots of select species to make room in the nursery for our new crop. It’s a great way for us to keep things moving while rewarding our most prolific tree-planting customers. Are you thinking about a larger-scale landscaping, windbreak, restoration or reforestation project? This deal was made for you!
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Landscaping projects, windbreak plantings, restoration work, reforestation efforts — there’s never been a better time to pick up the trees for the job!
Grow your own Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum), the “Grande Dame” of all maple trees — a big, beautiful, and amazing shade provider!
Seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California’s Redwood Coast
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Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!