Kimball Cut-leaf Bigleaf Maple, Oregon Maple
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Pyramidal form, slow growth rate (slower than species)Mature Height - Usually under 33' tallMature Width - Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Yellow, fragrant, produced in 4-8” long nodding racemes appearing with the leaves in April-May; each flower is approximately 0.33” across.Fruit - Samara, approximately 1.5” long, nutlet covered with brown pubescence, wings nearly glabrous, forming a 60degree angle from wing to wing.Leaf - Young emerging leaves are often reddish bronze, maturing to glossy dark green, pale beneath; Opposite, simple, 8-12” across, often more deeply cut than species, on vigorous shoots, 3-5 toothed lobes; petiole-10-12” long, yields a milky sap when detached.Fall Color - yellow-orange in fall.Bark - Gray to reddish brown, furrowed with small flattened platelets.Other Features - Seldom cultivated.Possible Use - Recommended for planting natural areasSeason Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Prefers cool moist environment; zones 5-7(9)Native Habitat - Species native Alaska to southern California. Introduced 1812. 'Kimballiae' developed at Washington Park ArboretumDiseases and Insects - Strength - Fairly drought tolerantWeakness - Seems to pop up in fence rows and waste areas, invasive root system that can break walks and drives;Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Maple.- Other plants of the family Aceraceae.- Other plants of the genus Acer.- Other plants of the species Acer macrophyllum.