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Mountain Maple vs Douglas Maple

Acer spicatum

Acer glabrum

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

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Used to growing in the shadows of the damp forest, White Maple (aka Mountain Maple) is a great fit for shady and wet areas, such as beneath larger trees. Unlike most of its cousins, the White Maple is a shrub instead of a tree. It's still a maple, however, with sap that can be made into Maple syrup to prove it!

In May and June, the classic shapes of Maple leaves are joined by clusters of green and yellow flowers. Soon after, red samaras (aka helicopter seeds or whirligigs) appear. This distinctive appearance makes White Maple an excellent choice for giving urban yards a unique (and patriotic) look.

Douglas Maple is a fast growing and long lived short tree. The leaves of the Douglas Maple are densely packed and end very close to the ground, making it an excellent tree for ensuring privacy.

In the fall, the leaves make a brilliant change to red or orange, depending on the tree.

MOUNTAIN MAPLE QUICK FACTS

DOUGLAS MAPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: red
Flowers: Yellow and green flowers in may and june
Flowers: drooping stalks of greenish yellow flowers in april-june
Bark: thin reddish or greyish brown, smooth or with small grooves
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: white maple
Other Names: box maple, dwarf maple, new mexico maple, rock maple, rocky mountain maple, sierra maple


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes