BIGLEAF MAPLE

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BIGLEAF MAPLE suitable for counties:
CALIFORNIA: Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
OREGON: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Yamhill
WASHINGTON: Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Whatcom, Whitman

Bigleaf maple belongs to family of aceraceae plants, its species name is macrophyllum. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Bigleaf maple has green foliage and bears yellow colored flowers. Bigleaf maple booms in mid spring.The plant grows in erect form with single stem. Bigleaf maple is a fast growing plant, a mature Bigleaf maple can grow up to 60 feet. This plant has very low tolerance to draught conditons.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Yellow
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height, Mature (feet) : 60
Drought Tolerance : Low Frost Free Days, Minimum : 140
Temperature, Minimum (Ā°F) : -14 Palatable Human : Yes
Bloom Period : Mid Spring
SHOW ALL PLANT CHARACTERSTICS

Reproduction

Bloom Period : Mid Spring Commercial Availability : Contracting Only
Fruit/Seed Abundance : High Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : Yes
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : Yes Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 3120
Seed Spread Rate : Moderate Seedling Vigor : High
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : Medium
Lumber Product : Yes Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : High
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : Yes
Post Product : No Protein Potential : - -
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : Yes

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : Yes Fall Conspicuous : Yes
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : Yellow
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Dense Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 30
Height, Mature (feet) : 60 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Moderate
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : Yes Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Anaerobic Tolerance : Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance : Low Cold Stratification Required : Yes
Drought Tolerance : Low Fertility Requirement : Medium
Fire Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 140
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Medium
pH (Minimum) : 4.8 pH (Maximum) : 7.2
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 300 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 700
Precipitation (Minimum) : 260 Precipitation (Maximum) : 260
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 24 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Intermediate Temperature, Minimum (Ā°F) : -14

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Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service.

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