Snake Bark Maple (Acer capillipes) - trees in Princesshay, Exeter - September 2017
Snake Bark Maple is a very pretty tree and belongs to the Sapindaceae family. There around 20 species and all of them have a very distinct bark which looks a bit like thin snakes going up the bark. They are small deciduous trees, typically 5–15 m tall, rarely to 20 m tall, fast-growing when young but soon slowing down with age, and often short-lived; they typically occur as under-storey trees in mountain forests, often along stream-sides This Snake Bark Maple is within Princesshay shopping area of Exeter , UK. It chucked it down when I arrived! === Characteristics Foliage Deciduous Habit Columnar/Upright Hardiness H6 === Moisture Well-drained, Moist but well-drained Soil Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutra === Size Ultimate height Higher than 12 metres Ultimate spread wider than 8 metres Time to ultimate height 20-50 years === Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Rosids Order: Sapindales Family: Sapindaceae Genus: Acer Section: Macrantha
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