Rocky Mountain maple (Acer glabrum)

several thin red branches with green deeply veined leaves with serrated edges

Rocky Mountain Maple (Acer glabrum)

Botanical name: Acer glabrum

Light: Partial to heavy shade
 10 – 20 feet (occasionally taller)
medium – especially likes significant springtime moisture, moderately moist      throughout summer is best, though it is drought tolerant if in shade.
Soil: well-drained sandy to medium loam soils

  • Red bark new growth provides winter interest
  • Tall, narrow upright habit
  • Greenish flowers, turning into brown ‘keys’ typical of maples


  • several green maple leaves
    typical maple leaf shape