Rocky Mountain Glow Maple

Acer grandidentatum 'Schmidt'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Deciduous Tree
Plant Family: Aceraceae
Plant Description: A small to medium deciduous tree that is related to the sugar maple. Attractive fall color varying from red to yellow depending on the climate. Requires occasional deep soaking to keep healthy. Subject to winter sunscald on bark and some chlorosis. Rocky Mountain Glow is grafted to sugar maple rootstock making it less adapted to Utah's alkaline soils. Bigtooth maples are best grown on their own rootstock.
Plant Care: Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late-winter to early spring for most trees and late-spring for spring blooming trees. Choose species that are resistant to pest damage. Monitor the tree for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis. Protect the trunk especially where maintenance activities, such as mowing, may cause damage. Newly planted trees in areas with high exposure should have the trunk protected during the winter.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Mature Size: 25' tall x 15' wide
Utah Native: N

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun to Shade
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Education Center Landscape
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter