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Acer rubescens


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Deep well-drained soil

Features: Striped gray and olive green bark; 3- to 5-lobed leaves change to yellow-amber and crimson in autumn

Uses: Sheltered gardens Specimen tree

Zones: 8-10

Description: Once known as Acer morrisonense, this snakebark maple from Taiwan is a fast-growing tree reaching 60 ft (18 m) in its natural habitat but generally much reduced in cultivation. The green bark is striped with slate gray and pale olive green. Promine

Growth Habit: Multi-branched

Comments: Several cultivars available

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