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Cultural Details for Acer capillipes

Common Name:
Japanese Striped-Bark Maple

Growth Rate:
round-headed tree, often branching close to the ground.

Average Mature Height:
30 to 35’

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
greenish white, 0.33 diameter occuring in slender 2.5-4" long pendulous racemes.

Fruit Details:
The samara is 0.75" long and the wings form a 120-180 degree angle.

Fall Color:
May be yellow to red (bronze/brown) - but not spectacular.

Bark Details:
Young branches are greenish to reddish brown with whitish stripes; the bark eventually becomes grayish brown and ridged and furrowed.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
From Japan

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil. Zones 5-7

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8687, 8688, 8689

    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.