Japanese stripped-bark maple

Acer "capillipes"

Scientific Name: Acer capillipes

Hardiness Zones: 5-7
Habit: Deciduous

Growth Rate: Moderate
Site Requirements: Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil

Texture: Medium
Form: Round head; low branches

Height: 30 to 35'

Leaf: 4 to 7" opposite, simple leaves; new leaves are bright red; bright green in summer; yellow to red fall color, Flower/Fruit: Greenish white flowers on 2.5 to 4" pendulous raceme; attractive samara in fall

Young branches are greenish to reddish brown with white stripes; most heat tolerant snakebark maple.


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