Striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
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Latin (scientific) name: Acer pensylvanicum
Common English name: Striped maple
Other names: Moosewood, moose maple
French name: Érable de Pennsylvanie
Prefers moist and cool soils in forest understory
Striped maple is identified by its green-brown bark with vertical white stripes and 3-lobed leaves.
The generic maple species (Acer spp) is Canada’s official arboreal emblem.
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.