|Massive leaves are up to 15" across, the largest for a maple. Big, fast growing tree, juveniles can grow up to 3 ft. a year and slowing down later in life. Reaching heights of 50-100 ft. Casts dense shade with its 50 ft. spreading canopy. Golden yellow autumn foliage, leaves are very richly nutrient and are prefect for compost use. Provides food and shelter for wildlife year-round. Valued for lumber and fuel. Big Leaf Maples produce a sweet sap for maple syrup but are somewhat limited for production. Long-lived, with some reaching 300 years old. Native from Alaska to California and very common in the Pacific Northwest landscape. Zone 5-8.