Acer pensylvanicum L.
Striped maple, Moosewood
Aceraceae (Maple Family)
Striped maple is a 20-40 ft., deciduous,
with a graceful, arching, uneven crown and short trunk. The bark
is smooth and green with longitudinal, white stripes on the trunk and branches. Old trunks lose the pronounced striping. Fall foliage is lemon-yellow. Unlike other native
maples, the green flowers of this species are terminal and pendulous.
Striped Maple is easily recognized, even in winter, by the striped twigs and bark,
which make it a popular ornamental. Rabbits, beavers, deer, and moose eat the bark,
especially in winter.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf:
Green Autumn Foliage:
Green Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May
CT , GA , KY , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , NC , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VT , VA , WV , WI Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution:
ME & adjacent Canada to s.e. Ont. & U.P., MI, s. through mts. to n. GA Native Habitat:
Rich, shady woods USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Cool, well-drained, moist, acidic soils.