Douglas Maple


(Acer glabrum)

douglas maple
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douglas maple leaves
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Douglas Maple is a Broadleaf deciduous large shrub to small tree occurring in the west from Alaska to New Mexico. Its leaves are usually three lobed with serrated margins and a nice yellow red colour in the fall. The bark is smooth and light-coloured; seeds are winged like other maples. Douglas Maple can grow in poor sites and is tolerant to a wide range of weather and soil conditions. The variety "douglasii" grows from Alaska to Washington and Idaho, with different varieties occur depending on the climate an location.