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Striped Maple

Scientific name

Acer pensylvanicum


Striped Maple is a tall shrub or small tree that can grow between 4 and 10 m. Striped Maple may also be referred to as Moosewood or Goosefoot Maple. Striped Maple can be easily distinguished from other maples by its green and white striped bark. The leaves are 10-18 cm wide, yellowish-green in colour, and have 3 triangular lobes, with finely toothed margins. The flowers are bright yellowish-green and bloom between May and June. The fruits appear in late summer as winged keys.

Planting conditions

Striped Maple prefers moist, well drained soils that are slightly acidic. It prefers sandy or loamy soils, but will also tolerate clay soils. It is an understory species that thrives in part shade, but will also grow in full shade. Striped Maple can naturally be found growing in shaded woodlands, ravines, and along shaded stream banks.


  • Plant height:
    • Any
    • Over 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Plant type:
    • Tree
    • Shrub
  • Height:
    • 4-10 m
  • Spread:
    • 5 m