Acer 'Candy Stripe'

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Credits

Dan Crowley (2020)

Recommended citation
Crowley, D. (2020), 'Acer 'Candy Stripe'' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-candy-stripe/). Accessed 2024-06-18.

Genus

Other taxa in genus

Glossary

striated
Bearing fine longitudinal stripes grooves or ridges.

Credits

Dan Crowley (2020)

Recommended citation
Crowley, D. (2020), 'Acer 'Candy Stripe'' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-candy-stripe/). Accessed 2024-06-18.

This taxon is sometimes attributed to Acer × conspicuum, though more likely a cross between A. capillipes and A. pensylvanicum. A small tree to 4 m. Bark strongly striated bark turning from red to purplish-brown with age. Branchlets reddish-purple (Junker’s Nursery 2017; Edwards & Marshall 2019). Distributed in cultivation only.

RHS Hardiness Rating H5

Conservation status Not evaluated (NE)

Smaller growing than many other snakebark maples, ‘Candy Stripe’ is unsurprisingly most notable for its bark, which is strongly striated. It has a tidy, upright habit (Junker’s Nursery 2017).