Bigtooth Maple

Acer grandidentatum

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Basic Information

Other names

Canyon Maple

Order

Sapindales

Family

Sapindaceae

Size

60 - 100 ft

Leaf Color

Green, Red Fall Foliage

Leaf Arrangement

Opposite

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Palmate

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Yellow/Green

Attracts

Wildlife

Bigtooth Maple Habitat

Bigtooth Maples (Acer grandidentatum) thrive in the west canyon, plateaus and mountain slopes with access to water.

Bigtooth Maple Facts

Bigtooth Maples (Acer grandidentatum) are sometimes called the western cousin to the east’s sugar maple. Its sap was used by Native Americans to produce syrup. Its beautiful fall foliage turns yellow then a brilliant red. It is commonly seen along trails through canyons near streams where its roots have access to moist soil.

Bigtooth Maple Distribution



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