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Acer tegmentosum
Snakebark Maple or Manchurian Striped Maple

Acer tegmentosum
Acer tegmentosum
Acer tegmentosum
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One of the loveliest of all Snakebark maples, Acer tegmentosum has magnificent jade and silver striated bark, complimented in winter by striking mahogany coloured buds. Unlike most other Snakebark maples, this plant is almost as spectacular in summer as it is in the depths of winter, with lush, large green leaves and an excellent display of bark. The leaves will also turn good shades of butter yellow in a crisp autumn.

A stunning maple with year round interest and a 'must have' for nearly any winter garden!

Supplied Size: 2L square pots (approx 60 - 80 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Acer tegmentosum requires shelter from strong winds and protection from severe late frosts.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Small elegantly branching tree.
    • Height: up to10 m (32 ft) / [up to 4 m (13 ft) after 10 years]
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft) / [up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years]

Plant Video

This video shows the golden-yellow autumn leaves and the colourful bark of the Acer tegmentosum (Snakebark Maple) growing in our gardens.

Further Information

From mountainous regions of Manchuria, North Korea and along the banks of the Amur and Ussuri rivers in Eastern Russia, this is one of the most beautiful snake bark maples.

It grows into a small hardy tree with a distinctive white bloom on younger shoots. Older branches are jade coloured with silvery white striations, especially striking in winter.

Like many choice maples, Acer tegmentosum prefers a site with some shelter from the most severe winds and, as a young plant, appreciates a little protection from late frosts at the end of April and during May.

In the wild this maple can happily tolerate extremely cold winters, sometimes below minus 20c, but it doesn?t have to cope with frosts after it comes into leaf. Sadly late frosts in spring can be a feature of our British climate!

Extract from an information poster in our arboretum


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