Category: Seminum | Sub-Category: Shrubs and Vines
Scientific Name (Genus/Species): Acer pensylvanicum
Deciduous tree to 25′. Moosewood, Striped Maple. NE US to eastern Canada. Young trees feature smooth grey-green bark, striped vertically with distinctive white marks running the length of the trunk. Bark transitions to a reddish-brown on more mature trees. The large, opposite, three-lobed leaves emerge with a pinkish tint, develop into a deep green in summer and finish with brilliant yellow autumn colour. The yellow-green, 4 to 5 petalled flowers can be male (stipulate), female (pistillate) or complete (bi-sexual) and are held on slender, six-inch pendant racemes. The flowers open in late spring and are followed by attractive hanging clusters of one-inch long, paired samaras that persist into winter. Thrives in a woodland setting with dappled light and moist soil. Great understory tree. 3, 7 for 4 weeks, move seed pan to an outdoor location until germination.