This plant caught my eye along a pathway through the woods. I’d swear I’d never seen it before but now that I’ve ID it I seem to keep finding it. Every one I’ve found has been along a pathway at the edge of a heavily wooded area.
Its leaves are the largest of any maple, fitting its large size when grown in the right climate
It can grow over 150′, usually tops out at about 20′, spreading wider than its height. Not suitable for home gardens because of its size and water demands.
Native to wet areas along the western coast and mountains of the US. Doesn’t handle frosts well or droughts
Full sun to full shade