Plant Data Sheet
Species: Acer glabrum Torr. var. douglasii,
Traditional uses: Wood for net hoops. Shoots and seedlings can be collected and eaten fresh or cooked like
asparagus. The samara seeds can be boiled and eaten, but it is usually only
done so in an emergency. The sap can also provide some sweet nutrition.
Habitat preferences: moist, well-drained soils of mountain slopes and canyons. This species is quite variable and populates the understories of coniferous and hardwood forests, dry ridges, forest edges, floodplains and uplands from mid to high elevations.
Associated species: Rocky Mountain Maple, Mountain Maple
May be collected as: seed
Seed germination: Cold Stratification Required.
Propagation recommendations; Plant bare root ,container.
Soil or medium requirements: Course to medium textured soils. Ph minimum 5.5 maximum 7.5.
Installation form: Bareroot, container, seed.
Recommended planting density: 700-2700 per acre.
Care requirements after installed: Moist soil. Shade tolerant.
Normal rate of growth or spread; lifespan: Active growth period Spring and Summer. Moderate growth rate. Blooms late spring. Perennial
J., McKinnon A.,1994 Plants of the Pacific
Northwest, B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone
Plants National Database http://plants.usda.gov/cgi_bin/topics.cgi?earl=plant_profile.cgi&symbol=LODI
Data compiled by: Karen Suyama, June 2005