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A maple tree with longitudinal pale stripes on the bark.
- ‘The David Maple is widely considered to be the most attractive of the stribebark or snakebark maples.’
- ‘The snakebark maples are named for their white striped bark which becomes rough and cracked with age.’
- ‘As with many of the snakebark maples, this tree is well suited for shady sites but needs care during establishment, if damaged or stressed it may suffer from canker.’
- ‘A wonderful addition to the Japanese-inspired garden are snakebark maples whose striped green bark looks like garter snakes.’
- ‘There are trees with beautiful barks such as snakebark maples and birches, and species that will thrive in containers, hollies, bay laurel and dwarf conifers.’
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