Manchurian snakebark maple
Manchurian snakebark maple is as exotic as its name suggests. Growing into a medium-sized tree with a broad, vase-like shape, this maple reigns supreme for its beautiful bark. Its smooth trunk is bright green and heavily striped with shades of blue-green and white. Many other snakebark maples lose their interesting bark colors as they age but the highly patterned bark of the Manchurian snakebark maple holds its color for years.
Colors & Combos
Great Plant Combinations: Hosta ‘Blue Angel’, Osmunda regalis ‘Purpurascens’, Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’, Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’, Hydrangea aspera Villosa Group, Magnolia stellata ‘Waterlily’
Great Color Contrasts: red, purple
Great Color Partners: blue, green, white
Culture NotesThe foliage color and green and white stems are best and brightest in open or dappled shade. Keep the main trunk protected from full sun to prevent splitting and damage during the winter. Provide a location with well-drained soil and occasional watering during summer dry spells. The upright vase shape requires very little pruning to maintain, only remove broken or dead branches.
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Plant Type: vase-shaped tree
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8
Flower Color: green
Sun/Light Exposure: open or dappled shade
Water Requirements: occasional watering