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Manchu Striped Maple Acer tegmentosum

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
AY-ser teg-MEN-toh-sum
Description

Deciduous tree or large shrub, 20-30 ft. high, oval to rounded.  Branches are glabrous with trunk bark that is light to yellow green with white vertical stripes.  Leaves opposite, simple, 3-5 lobed, 4 - 6 in. long and wide.  The base is cordate to sub-cordate, leaf margin uniformly serrate, pale to rich green above, pale and glabrous below, petiole 1 - 3 in. long with a groove at point of attachment.  The pale green leaves may turn golden yellow in the fall.  Flowers small, green-yellow 3 - 4 in. long in nodding clusters (racemes).  Fruit (samaras) about 1 1/4 in. long and form a single wide angle or nearly horizontal.

Site: Full sun; range of soil types

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#full sun#tree#maple#yellow leaves
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#full sun#tree#maple#yellow leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    tegmentosum
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    In the landscape as the bark is of year round interest.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Manchuria, Korea, and Russia.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Oval
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    1 1/4 in. long and form a single wide angle or nearly horizontal.
  • 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:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    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 lobes; yellow fall color.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Light Gray
    White
    Surface/Attachment:
    Fissured
    Bark Description:
    Vertical, white fissured pattern that becomes more prominent over time.
  • 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
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden