Acer capillipes

Japanese Striped-Bark Maple

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth 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 5-7
Native Habitat - From Japan
Diseases and Insects -
Strength - Probably the most heat tolerant of the Snakebark maples.
Weakness -

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