Winter habit of Manchurian Striped Maple, sometimes called a Manchustriped Maple. This tree will be on the passenger side of your car shortly before you reach Parking 16.
Spring buds of Acer tegmentosum open in late March or early April. Lateral buds are much smaller than terminal buds. Note appearance of leaf scars and bundle scars. The buds are valvate, striping is apparent on the branches and both leaf scars and bud scars can be seen.
The furrows in the trunk and branches are the major identifying feature of the interesting “snake-like bark” maples, but it is still difficult to distinguish between the various “striped maples”.
The small, yellow-green flowers of the Acer tegmentosum emerge with the leaves in mid-April. The flowers are on pendulous racemes.
Leaves of the Manchurian Striped Maple are opposite, simple with 3 - 5 lobes. With the tips of each lobe pointing forward. The edges of the leaves are finely toothed.
All photos on this page were taken at The Morton Arboretum Lisle, Illinois.
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