SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer grandidentatum
This Tree in Colorado: Named for the Manzano Mountains in New Mexico where the seeds of these trees originated, the Manzano Maple is a type of Bigtooth or Western Sugar Maple. It has a round, spreading growth habit and beautiful fall color.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Landscape Use: This tree commonly grows up to 20′-30′ high with a broad canopy.
Hardiness: Zones 4-7.
Leaves: Leaves are medium to dark green in summer and can turn a variety of colors in fall, from brilliant yellow to burnt orange to red, depending on the tree.
Flowers: Subtle flowers are greenish yellow.
Bark: Smooth and grey-brown in youth; with age, deeply furrowed with irregular thick plates or ridges.
Insects and Disease: No
Dirr, Michael Dr., “Manual of Woody Landscape Plants,” 1998.
The Tree Farm, “Manzano Bigtooth Maple,” 2010.