Acer glabrum var douglasii

Family: Sapindaceae

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.

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