Perhaps hardiest of the snakebark maples. Smooth blue-green to jade green bark is heavily marked with waxy bold white stripes along the trunk and main branches, twigs are silver gray making it a real eye catcher at any season. Strong upright growth.
- Seed Count: 12-15
- Collection Date: Sept 2018
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Height and Width: 10m x 8m (max)
- Preferred conditions: Full to semi sun; humus rich acidic soil
- Germination test type: cut, hand sort
Sow thinly at 6 mm deep in a sandy peat layer; tamp firm. Cold stratify for 60-120 days. Keep moist. Add a thin layer of fine mulch. Don’t let germinating seed freeze, dry out or migrate onto the medium surface as this is fatal. After cold stratification period is over, expose to spring conditions to promote germination. Good indirect light is best for seedlings. Protect seed/seedlings from varmits. I prick out seedlings when dormant and grow in individual pots for first 2-3 years for best results