SelecTree: Tree Detail
Acer saccharum subsp. grandidentatum
Photo Locations: Santa Fe Botanic Garden - Santa Fe, NM, San Diego, CA, Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Regional Park - Berkeley, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Bigtooth Maple is an uncommon native worth planting in favorable conditions. It has attractive foliage, with red, orange or yellow fall color in colder climates. Its foliage is especially attractive. As a small tree in cooler climates, it does well in lawns and as a street tree, with a neat, clean appearance. Its height rarely exceeds 25'.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Acer nigrum var. grandidentatum
Additional Common Names
BIG-TOOTH MAPLE, CANYON MAPLE, ROCKY MOUNTAIN SUGAR MAPLE, WASATCH MAPLE
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 35 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Green, Red or Orange, Deciduous.
Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Rose or Mostly Green Samara, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Brown, Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 3.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.
Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.
Moist to Dry and Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer saccharum subsp. grandidentatum Tree Record." 1995-2021. Jan 18, 2021.
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