Acer capillipes

Scientific name: Acer capillipes


Common names: “Snakebark maple”

Plant Type: Deciduous tree


Zone: 5-7

Light: Full sun – part shade best in summer heat

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Average – acidic

Moisture: Moist well drained


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Plant Size: 30-40′ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: White-striped young branches with lightly textured 3-lobed leaves

Flower: Green flowers in drooping racemes, followed by attractive pink fruitsImage result for acer capillipes

Pruning: Minimal, remove DDD’s and cut to shape, growth habit is prone to weak unions so watch out for included bark

Maintenance: Low, enjoys a good layer of mulch

Landscape use: Specimen tree, Architectural, winter interest, shade tree, street tree

Propagate: By seed and grafting

Pests & Disease: Aphids and scale may attack when under stress

Comments: Native to Japan, attractive colourful bark gives the nameImage result for acer capillipes


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