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Snake-Bark Maple

Acer capillipes

Also known as

Red snake-bark maple, Snakebark maple, Maple

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

8m

8m

Min

4m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Seed

Grafting

Layering

Budding

By budding in summer.

Special features of Snake-Bark Maple

Autumn colour

The red and yellow of the changing leaves provide a stunning display before falling.

Winter colour

The white stripped stems provide winter interest after all the foliage has dropped.

Attractive fruits

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.