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Acer pensylvanicum

Moose bark

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  • Acer pensylvanicum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer pensylvanicum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height7m to 10m
  • Spread6m to 8m
  • Growth HabitTall oval
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourMid-green, orange-yellow

Description

Acer pensylvanicum (Moose bark). This is an upright maple with green and white striped bark. The bark striping on the younger limbs is the most richly coloured of any of the snake-bark maples. In the autumn the three-lobed leaves will turn an orange-yellow colour. Long racemes of yellow flowers are produced in spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

E. N. America

Interest and use

Specimen, ornamental bark.

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  • Acer pensylvanicum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Acers are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

By seed or grafting

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, horse chestnut scale

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