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Striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Acer pensylvanicum

Common English name: Striped maple

Other names: Moosewood, moose maple

French name: Érable de Pennsylvanie

Habitat

Prefers moist and cool soils in forest understory

Other notes

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.

Hardiness zone(s)

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

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.

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