Acer tegmentosum ‘Joe Witt’

Manchurian snakebark maple

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  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

This selection of Manchurian snakebark maple was chosen for its highly striped white bark. It grows into a medium-sized tree with a broad, vase-like shape -- creating a spectacular addition to your garden. Its chalky, white-and-green bark brightens the shade garden and creates a ghostly frame against a backdrop of evergreens.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: vase-shaped tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 35 ft. 0 in. (10.67 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Flower Color: yellow

Sun/Light Exposure: open or dappled shade

Water Requirements: occasional watering

Culture Notes
The foliage color and green and white stems are best and brightest in open to 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.
Geek Notes
Selected from the University of Washington Botanic Gardens' Washington Park Arboretum, it was named by plantsman Dan Hinkley for former Arboretum curator Joseph A. Witt.