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RED SNAKEBARK MAPLE
Acer capillipes

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Photo Locations: National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA

General Notes

Young leaves are red.

Native to Japan.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Additional Common Names

RED SNAKEBARK MAPLE, JAPANESE SNAKEBARK MAPLE, KYUSHU MAPLE

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 - 35 feet.

Width: 30 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Lobed and Palmate, Medium Green, Red, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Greenish White.. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches).

Bark Light Green or Red Brown, Striated.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9, 12 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer capillipes Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-capillipes >

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