Moosewood or snakebark maple (Acer pensylvanicum)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Moosewood or snakebark maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Partial or Full Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
broad, asymmetrical, rounded form with arching branches; 15-20’ tall and wide; slow grower; bright yellow fall color; showy, smooth, bright green bark with white stripes; winged fruit are produced in mid to late summer in long, pendulous clusters; partial to full shade only; requires cool, organic, slightly acidic, fertile, rich soil; plant in spring only; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted, heavy clay soil; requires moist well-drained soil; sensitive to road salt and drought; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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