Acer pensylvanicum L.

Striped Maple, Moosewood, Goosefoot

Cultivar Erythrocladum bark

Cultivar Erythrocladum bark


Family: Sapindaceae

Genus: Acer

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 3 to 7

Size: 15 to 20' tall

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Broad rounded to flat-topped crown but uneven. Short trunk. Opposite leaves with 3 pointed lobes, to 7" long, bright green. Yellow autumn color. Cool, moist soil. Not drought or heat tolerant. Young branches are green with long vertical whitish stripes.


'Erythrocladum' - young stems turn red after losing their leaves, with white striations. Bark becomes amber colored with age. New shoots are pink. Introduced in 1904.


Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 1055 in 1753.

Native to eastern Canada, eastern and north-central US.


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