Douglas Maple

Acer glabrum var. douglasiiCommon name: Douglas maple

Botanical name:
Acer glabrum var. douglasii

Virtues: Fragrant flowers, good fall foliage color. Provides winter interest with its red twigs.

Flowers: Small clusters of yellowish-green flowers appear in early spring. Not much to look at, but nicely fragrant.

Foliage: Its typical maple leaves are green in spring and summer, turning yellow or red-orange in fall.

Habit: Small tree growing 10 to 30 feet tall with a 10- to 15-foot spread, or a multistemmed shrub to 6 feet tall.

Season: Year-round. Offers winter interest with its reddish twigs.

Origin: Rocky bluffs and lake shores of the western United States and Canada.

Cultivation: Grow in sun or shade and moist to wet soil. Sun brings out the best color in twigs. USDA Zones 4–9.

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  2. You should indicate it’s climate tolerance, just not it’s heat tolerance. In other words would it survive, do well in a zone8A south eastern garden? I suspect not due to our heat, humidity, summer rains since this tree is from the NW. But you should add this kind of info so those of us who like what they see/hear with your info don’t go out and buy one.

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