50 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Snake-Bark Maple Overview
Acer capillipes is a small tree whose young branches are striped with white leading to it's common name of Snake-Bark Maple. It's green leaves turn red and yellow in Autumn providing a stunning back drop to the trees attractive pink fruits before falling.
Common problems with Snake-Bark Maple
This plant can sometime be infected with Verticillium Wilt.
How to harvest Snake-Bark Maple
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Snake-Bark Maple
By budding in summer.
Special features of Snake-Bark Maple
The red and yellow of the changing leaves provide a stunning display before falling.
The white stripped stems provide winter interest after all the foliage has dropped.
Dropping pink fruits are highlighted by the foliage colour.
Other uses of Snake-Bark Maple
This low maintenance tree provides architectural interest in small garden spaces.