“Bigtooth or canyon maple boasts great fall foliage color while being better suited to colder, drier regions than the sugar maple. This impressive native of the intermountain West of the United States and extreme northern Mexico usually grows along stream banks. The large leaves are three to five lobed and have blunt tips. Fall coloring is typically reddish, but tones of yellow or pinkish red are not out of the realm of possibility.
Bigtooth maple is a hardy tree, tolerant of high soil alkalinity that would cause other maples to suffer nutrient deficiencies. Growth is best in full sun on a moist soil with excellent drainage. It will handle relatively drier and compacted soils, too, which makes it a great candidate for most urban landscapes. Drought tolerance, mature tree form and fall color vary according to cultivar. Fine drought tolerant selections would be ‘Legacy’ and ‘Green Mountain’, while more narrow trees would include ‘Temple’s Upright’ (‘Monumentale’) and ‘Newton Sentry’ (‘Columnare’).”
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