Mountain Maple (Acer glabrum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 to 35 feet
Plant Spread: 10 to 15 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Broadleaf
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: 3/4 to 1 inch long, green two-winged samaras, maturing to tan; each containing a single seed.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

photo credit: Walter Siegmund

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
What tree is this? by keithp2012 Jun 2, 2017 9:21 PM 6
Plant leaf ID by Patty Oct 11, 2016 10:55 PM 4
(Acer); for ID by Bonehead Aug 13, 2015 6:59 PM 6
New to Idaho by lswald1 May 28, 2019 4:37 PM 16

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