SelecTree: Tree Detail
RED SNAKEBARK MAPLE
Photo Locations: National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA
Young leaves are red.
Native to Japan.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Additional Common Names
RED SNAKEBARK MAPLE, JAPANESE SNAKEBARK MAPLE, KYUSHU MAPLE
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
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.
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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer capillipes Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 21, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-capillipes >