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.
Botanical Name: Acer glabrum Other Names: Rocky Mountain Maple, Rock Maple, Dwarf Maple Family: SapindaceaeNative to: Western North America Eco benefits: medicinal Natural habitat: barren or disturbed ground, forest edge Shapes: irregular Height: 10-30ft Unique attractions: fall colour Tolerances: soil compaction Common uses: reforestation, landscaping, naturalized plantings Light: full sun, partial shade Transplanting: easy Soil: tolerates heavy clay, drought tolerant, dry