SNAKEBARK MAPLE - ACER SECT. MACRANTHA

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Common Name: snakebark maple, striped maple

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Family:
Aceraceae
Genus: Acer
Section: Macrantha
Species: spp.

Hardiness Zone: variable
Height: variable
Width: variable

Description:​ Snakebark maples are a taxonomic section of maples containing 18 seperate species, including Acer davidii and Acer pensylvanicum. ​

The only species of snakebark maple native to the United states is "Acer pensylvanicum", known by the common names of snakebark maple or striped maple. This particular species has a height of 25 ft, width of 20 ft, and hardiness range of zones 3 to 7. It prefers partial shade and well-drained soils. It's distinctive, snake-like bark separates it in appearance from other North American maples. It is common browse for moose and deer and the branches can be carved into whistles.

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Citations:
"Acer davidii". Missouri Botanical Garden. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.as...​. Accessed 19 May 2018. 

Bill Cook, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org
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