Acer tegmentosum
Common name: 
Manchurian Stripebark Maple
Manchustriped Maple
A-ser teg-men-TO-sum
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous tree or large shrub, 20-30 ft (6-9 m) high, oval to rounded.  Branches glabrous; trunk bark light to yellow green with white vertical stripes.  Leaves opposite, simple, 3-5 lobed, 10-15 cm long and wide, base cordate to sub-cordate, tip acuminate, margin finely serrate, pale to rich green above (golden yellow in fall), pale and glabrous below, petiole 2.5-7.5 cm, groove at point of attachment.  Flowers small, green-yellow, in slender, 7-10 cm long, nodding clusters (racemes).  Fruit (samaras) about 3 cm long, wings form a wide angle or nearly horizontal.
  • Sun to part shade.  Similar to A. capilles and A. pensylvanicum, but not commonly cultivated but some consider it a superior ornamental.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4         Native to Manchuria, Korea, and Russia.
  • tegmentosum: covered, hidden.
  • 'Joe Witt': a selection from from the University of Washington's Washington Park Arboretum, it was named by plantsman Dan Hinkley for the former Arboretum curator Joseph A. Witt. Two trees in front of Milam Hall.
  • 'White Tigress': A cultivar that is often described as a hybrid, possibly A. davidii x A. tegmentosum; but authoritative documentation is lacking. Some consider it the most heat tolerant of the snakebark maples.
  • Portland, Oregon: Hoyt Arboretum.
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden
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    flower cluster

  • leaf and developing fruit

    leaf and developing fruit

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    trunk, bark

  • twigs and buds, winter

    twigs and buds, winter

  • winter twigs and buds

    winter twigs and buds