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Cultural Details for Acer stachyophyllum

Common Name:
Birch-leaved Maple, Wooly Maple, Spiked Maple

Growth Rate:
The open canopy of this multistemmed tree broadens at the top.

Average Mature Height:
Reaches 26-33' (50’)

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Yellow, insignificant spring flowers

Fruit Details:
Samaras spreading erectly, rarely obtusely or acutely

Fall Color:
Fall color is yellow, considered by some to be insignificant.

Bark Details:
Bark yellowish brown, smooth

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Sensitive to verticillium wilt

Native Habitat:
From the Himalayas to central China (Hubei, Gansu, Shaanxi provinces), southeastern Tibet, in mountain forests to an altitude of 1000m.

Other Features:
Name means having spiked/pointed leaves. It is rare in cultivation.

Culture and Care:
Soil adaptable, sensitive to frosts. Zones: 5B - 8A

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.