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Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum)

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    Credit: Scott Catron | Own work | License: CC-BY-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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Acer Grandidentatum, or more commonly know as Bigtooth Maple, is a tree shrub with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Acer. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 30 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during spring and is somewhat tolerant of shade. Acer Grandidentatum or Bigtooth Maple's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Acer
  • Family: Aceraceae
  • Order: Sapindales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • Allelopath: No
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 20
  • Height Mature (feet): 30
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: None
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 100
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: Medium
  • pH (Minimum): 5.5
  • pH (Maximum): 7.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 700
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 1100
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 12
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 30
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 24
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -23
  • Bloom Period: Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 6350
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: Low
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None




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