Douglas Maple

Acer glabrum var. douglasii
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: sits’ulhp
  • Description: Small deciduous tree up to 10 m tall. Palmate leaves turn bright yellow to red in thefall. Yellow inflorescences yield small, dry winged fruits that twirl to the ground.
  • Habitat: Moist to dry forests and forest edges.
  • Pair with: Red alder, red elderberry, salal, salmonberry, thimbleberry.
  • Fun Fact: This small, handsome tree is much less common than the bigleaf maple on the Gulf Islands, but is frequent in mountainous areas throughout the west. It is adaptable, but prefers moist conditions and sunlight.

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