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Highland Park Bigtooth Maple

Acer grandidentatum 'Hipazam'

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Highland Park Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum 'Hipazam') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum 'Hipazam') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple foliage

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum 'Hipazam') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple in fall

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Height:  45 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

This is a very hardy variety which thrives well in dry conditions and urban pollution; a strong pyramidal growth habit with a showy display of red and orange in the fall; a great landscape or street tree

Ornamental Features

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of yellow, orange and scarlet in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Highland Park Bigtooth Maple will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features

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