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Acer caudatifolium


Order: Sapindales
   Family: Aceraceae
            Genus: Acer
                        Specie: Acer caudatifolium

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Deep well-drained soil

Features: White striped bark; leaves turn yellow in autumn

Uses: Specimen tree

Zones: 7-10

Description: Closely related to the better known Acer davidii, this species comes from mountain forests of Taiwan. It is a slender tree up to 30 ft (9 m) tall with fine twigs, but lacks the striped bark common to its ?snakebark? relatives. The leaves are heart-

Growth Habit: Multi-branched habit

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation

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