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Acer tegmentosum

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AY-ser teg-MEN-toh-sum
Description

Manchu Striped Maple is a small deciduous tree in the soapberry family that is native to Asia and Russia. It reaches 20- 35 feet in height and up to 25 feet wide. In spring insignificant yellow-green flowers appear in racemes and are followed by winged samara in fall. The lobed leaves turn bright yellow in the fall. Its best feature is the striped bark of green and white with blue-green highlights. It tends to hold on to this stripping longer into maturity than other snake-bark maples.

Plant this tree in average well-drained soil with moderate moisture in full sun to dappled shade. Use as a shade tree for smaller yards, a specimen and to add winter interest.

 

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#sun#deciduous#fall color#shade tree#full sun#partial shade#wildlife plant#moths#shade tolerant#tree#maple#yellow leaves#winter interest#nighttime garden#larval host plant#pollinator garden#moth larva#imperial moth
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    tegmentosum
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Manchuria, Korea, and Russia.
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the genus Acer support Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) larvae which have one brood per season and appear from April-October in the south. Adult Imperial Moths do not feed. Birds will eat the seeds
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Oval
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    1 1/4 in. long winged samara. Wings form a wide-angle.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Raceme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Small, green-yellow 3 - 4 in. long in nodding clusters (racemes).
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    4 to 6 in. opposite, simple leaves with 3 to 5 shallow lobes; yellow fall color. Base cordate, tip acuminate
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Green
    White
    Surface/Attachment:
    Fissured
    Bark Description:
    Bark light to yellow-green with white vertical stripes.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Buds:
    Smooth/Hairless
    Stem Description:
    Yellowish brown and the terminal buds are red and taper to a point. Second year develops a vertical, white fissured pattern that becomes more prominent over time.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Nighttime Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Attracts:
    Moths
    Pollinators
    Songbirds