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
Sun Sun
Partial or Full Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
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

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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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