Acer capillipes

Snake Bark Maple


  • White stripes on the young branches that give it its ‘snake bark’ name.
  • Vase shaped, open branching structure.
  • Bright red and orange autumn colours.
  • Leaves emerge in spring with a red tinge becoming bright green in summer.


  • Specimen tree in medium sized garden or lawn.
  • Great tree for parks.

Growing Conditions

  • Frost hardy
  • Moderately wind hardy  – avoid sites where there is constant or strong wind.
  • Grows in full sun to partial shade
Height Width
5 year old tree 3.0m 2.0m
10 year old tree 6.0m 4-5.0m
Country of Origin:   Japan

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