Acer glabrum

Acer glabrum

Rocky Mountain maple

Small deciduous tree, 5 to 25 ft. tall, often forming large thickets on mountain slopes and along streams from 4,500 to 10,000 feet elevation. Poor palatability to livestock but important to wildlife for both cover and forage.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 25 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
4,500 
- 10,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
50.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
13,400
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer