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Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum)

  • Striped Maple (Acer Pensylvanicum) http://www.sagebud.com/striped-maple-acer-pensylvanicum/
    Credit: David Shankbone (attribution required) | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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  • Striped Maple (Acer Pensylvanicum) http://www.sagebud.com/striped-maple-acer-pensylvanicum/
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 497. | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Striped Maple (Acer Pensylvanicum) http://www.sagebud.com/striped-maple-acer-pensylvanicum/
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  • Striped Maple (Acer Pensylvanicum) http://www.sagebud.com/striped-maple-acer-pensylvanicum/
    Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT | Own work by uploader | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
  • Striped Maple (Acer Pensylvanicum) http://www.sagebud.com/striped-maple-acer-pensylvanicum/
    Credit: Wayne Ray | Windfield Photographic Collection, POB 340 Stn. B London Ontario Canada N6A 4W1 | License: PD
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Acer Pensylvanicum, or more commonly know as Striped Maple, is a tree shrub with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Acer. It has a slow growth rate and a height of 35 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during late spring, is tolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Acer Pensylvanicum or Striped Maple's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Acer
  • Family: Aceraceae
  • Order: Sapindales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: OH (E) RI (SC)
  • State T/E Common Name: OH (striped maple) RI (striped maple)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU- FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FACU-) 3(FACU)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • Allelopath: Yes
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 25
  • Height Mature (feet): 35
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 100
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 4.4
  • pH (Maximum): 6.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 700
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 1100
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 28
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 64
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 28
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -23
  • Bloom Period: Late Spring
  • Commercial Availability: No Known Source
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 11360
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: Low
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None




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