Striped Maple, acer pensylvanicum

Striped Maple, acer pensylvanicum
Item# DA-stripedmaple
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Product Description

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The Striped Maple is a small, slender tree with reddish brown or dark green bark vertically and marked with then white stripes, which turn brown with time. The opposite leaves are 3-lobed toward the apex, resembling a goose foot, finely toothed, pale green, 5-6 inches long and about as broad. In the fall they become light yellow in color. The twigs are hairless and reddish or greenish and buds are valve-like, stout, stalked with only 2 scales, and without hairs. The Striped Maple can reach 30-40 feet in height and has a width of about one foot. It's cold hardy to zone 3. It tolerates a wide range of soil types. Prefers deep, moist soil and does well as an understory tree. It's small leaf and growth size as well as unusual striped bark and gold foilage make it a good choice for an urban ornamental.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak seeds in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for 120 days. Germination: Sow seeds 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, and mulch seedbed. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial staritification.