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White Tigress Maple*

Acer tegmentosum 'White Tigress'

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White Tigress Maple (Acer tegmentosum 'White Tigress') at Alsip Home and Nursery

White Tigress Maple in fall

White Tigress Maple in fall

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White Tigress Maple (Acer tegmentosum 'White Tigress') at Alsip Home and Nursery

White Tigress Maple foliage

White Tigress Maple foliage

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White Tigress Maple (Acer tegmentosum 'White Tigress') at Alsip Home and Nursery

White Tigress Maple bark

White Tigress Maple bark

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  18 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Manchurian Striped Maple

Description:

Extraordinary striped, fissured bark, bright olive green with bluish and silver striping; the bark of this tree will compliment nearby evergreens; attractive in every season

Ornamental Features

White Tigress Maple is covered in stunning racemes of chartreuse flowers along the branches in early spring. It has bluish-green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The serrated lobed leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The furrowed bluish-green bark and light green branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

White Tigress Maple is an open multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

White Tigress Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

White Tigress Maple will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
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