SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: University of Miami - Miami, FL and Hilo, HI
This plant is weedy. We do not recommend planting it in Hawai’i.
Of the two widely naturalized species of Macaranga, this is the one with the larger leaves (sometimes nearly a yard across). This species and M. tanarius are naturalized on Oahu, Kaua'i, and the Big Island. Macaranga mappa has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of 11 (High Risk).
Native to Philippines.
Additional Common Names
Erect or Spreading Low or High Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Leaves Peltate, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Green or Red.. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches).
Bark Gray, Rough or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Partial Shade.
Clay or Loam Texture.
Acidic / Neutral Soil pH.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Macaranga mappa Tree Record." 1995-2021. May 13, 2021.
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