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Bigleaf Maple | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Bigleaf Maple | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Bigleaf Maple | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Bigleaf Maple | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Bigleaf Maple | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Bigleaf Maple | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Bigleaf Maple | Medium Tree Seedling

Bigleaf Maple | Medium Tree Seedling

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Acer macrophyllum

  • Grow your own Bigleaf Maple, the “Grande Dame” of all maple trees — a big, beautiful, and amazing shade provider!
  • 100% guaranteed
  • Seed-grown on California's Redwood Coast
  • Transplanting and care instructions included

Water Needs | The Jonsteen Company
Medium / High
Cold Hardiness | The Jonsteen Company Cold Hardiness
Light Needs | The Jonsteen Company Light
Full Sun / Partial Shade
Size | The Jonsteen Company Size
30 – 90' tall / 30 – 100' spread
Age | The Jonsteen Company Lifespan
300 yrs
Growth Rate | The Jonsteen Company Growth Rate
Fast Growing
Drought Tolerance | The Jonsteen Company Drought Tolerance
Windfirm | The Jonsteen Company Wind Resistance

About Bigleaf Maple

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. By any standard, Bigleaf Maple is a very impressive citizen of the natural world with much to offer in terms of both beauty and commercial value. In fact, it is the only commercially valuable hardwood in its native region. Its wood is used for furniture, piano frames, paneling and veneers, and its sap can even be made into syrup.

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.

Acer macrophyllum
throws down a massive root system with excellent soil fixing abilities. In addition to its huge leaves, Bigleaf Maples have the distinction of playing host to a variety of moss, lichens, and Licorice Ferns, which grow right from the tree’s nutrient-rich bark, adding to the tree’s interest and loveliness. When pretty and petite just won’t cut the mustard, here is a tree that is big, bold, and beautiful! An unmatched shade-tree, Bigleaf Maples do not go unnoticed — and for good reason!

About Jonsteen's Seedlings

All of our trees are seed-grown at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture. 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!

About Jonsteen's 100% Guarantee

All of our trees are guaranteed to arrive healthy and in good condition. If your tree perishes despite your honest efforts, we will be happy to replace it with a small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling. You can learn more about our guarantee and tree replacement policy here.


Seedling Size Chart: Medium

Due to the dynamic nature of actively growing trees, as well as the tremendous variation between species’ growth rates, we rely on the cubic volume of a seedling’s root mass to determine its “size” (Small / Medium / Large / XL). Within each size there is minor variance — the dimensions provided here represent the category minimum. If exact measurements are essential, please contact us about current stock.

Seedling Size Chart | Medium | The Jonsteen Company