striped maple, moosewood, snake bark maple - Sapindaceae Acer pensylvanicum

Foliage

striped maple, moosewood, snake bark maple Foliage

Bark

striped maple, moosewood, snake bark maple Bark

Bud

striped maple, moosewood, snake bark maple Bud

Twig

striped maple, moosewood, snake bark maple Twig

Fruit

striped maple, moosewood, snake bark maple Fruit
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Taxonomy

FamilySapindaceae
GenusAcer
Speciespensylvanicum
Common Namestriped maple, moosewood, snake bark maple
iTree CodeACPE

Plant Form

FormSmall tree or large shrub: rounded or flat-topped crown
Height30 feet
Spread15 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagestarts pinkish, then bright greenLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barksmooth, green with white stripes (reds or browns), looses white stripes with age
Budterminal bud longer than laterals; green with 2 non-overlapping scales (valvate)Bud Arrangement Information IconOpposite
Twigsmooth, green or red (depending on light exposure); then brown with age; U-shaped leaf scar
Floweryellow/green, male and female flowers typically on separate trees (dioecious)
Fruitpaired "helicopters" (samaras), wide spread ~1" long
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min1aMin4.4SoilIntolerant
Max7bMax6.5SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
TolerantLowYes

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginCanada, United States
Previous FamilyAceraceae
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