Japanese Striped-Bark Maple
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - round-headed tree, often branching close to the ground.Mature Height - 30 to 35’Mature Width - Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - greenish white, 0.33 diameter occuring in slender 2.5-4" long pendulous racemes.Fruit - The samara is 0.75" long and the wings form a 120-180 degree angle.Leaf - simple, 4-7" long, 3-5" wide, 3(5)-lobed, young leaves reddish maturing to dark green, glabrous above and below; gummy substances in axils of veins; petiole is 1.5-2.5" long, glabrous, channeled above, and reddish.Fall Color - May be yellow to red (bronze/brown) - but not spectacular.Bark - Young branches are greenish to reddish brown with whitish stripes; the bark eventually becomes grayish brown and ridged and furrowed.Other Features - Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil. Zones 5-7Native Habitat - From JapanDiseases and Insects - Strength - Probably the most heat tolerant of the Snakebark maples.Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Maple.- Other plants of the family Aceraceae.- Other plants of the genus Acer.- Other plants of the species Acer capillipes.