|White Tigress Maple |
Acer 'White Tigress'
USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8 / Range: cultivated
|The white tigress maple is a small to medium-sized ornamental tree, to 20 feet, with excellent delicate green foliage and stunningly white-striped green bark. Some suggest the common name refers to the bark's appearing as if a tiger has clawed it, but I think it is because of the resemblance to tiger's stripes. Sometimes also called snakebark maple.|
Grows best in moderate shade and consistently moist soil. This specimen at The Morton Arboretum is growing in a partially shaded nook beneath a gigantic Honey Locust.
Large, soft green leaves make this tree an attractive accent in partially-shaded planting beds. Can be grown by grafting, budding, or from seeds allowed to dry on the plant; sow after last frost.
Did the tigress scratch the bark or is her fur striped likewise?
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Family Aceraceae – Maples