Common Name: douglas maple
Origin/Ecology: Native to BC
Habit: Shrubby tree, upright. Grows to 10 m tall.
Leaves: Coarsely double-toothed. 3-5 lobes, simple. Soft flexible, glabrous, lustrous, dark-green and grayish green on underside. Fall colour is yellow, orange, red.
Leaf Arrangement: opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Floriferous, corymb, 5 petals on corolla, green-yellow, not showy. Samaras are brown, often rose colour before maturing to brown, hairless. Samaras nearly parallel, seedcase strongly wrinkled.
Bark: Showy, smooth, multi-stem, grey, red, brown. Bark rough with age, twigs light green to reddish brown or purple.
Water Use, Soil: Well-drained soil, wetlands.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses:Fall interest, native planting, shade tree, small garden/space, waterside planting, woodland margin.
Limitations: Pest and disease resistant.