Acer pensylvanicum

Common name: Striped Maple

Non-native plant

The bark of this tree is simply stunning, almost like a green and white candy-cane. It has no native habitat in Illinois, but if you have a cool, moist site that is lightly shaded, this plant should do very well. We like to think of this plant as a regionally native replacement for larger Japanese maple varieties. Unlike our locally native maples, its fall color is a pale or light yellow without the punch, but it makes up for that in the winter with its bark. Also unlike our local maples, the flowers of striped maple are quite showy.


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Price Level: 
Woodies- Standard Tree
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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site


Moist Woods, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk

Growth rate


Flower color

Green White

Fall color



Mature height
20 Feet
Mature width
15 Feet
Max height
30 Feet
Max width
30 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant

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