Joe Witt Stripebark Maple
Acer tegmentosum ‘Joe Witt’
A good tree. Can be expected to perform well in Keizer.
‘Joe Witt’ is a cultivar (variety) of the Manchurian Striped Maple. ‘Joe Witt’ differs in having more prominent vertical white bark fissured patterns on young branches in winter months. Bark is otherwise bright green. It is a small tree, 15 to 20 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide. It is deciduous and is oval to rounded in shape with yellow fall color.
Joe Witt was director of Univ. of Washington Arboretum, Seattle.
The pale to rich green leaves are 4 to 6 inches long and two thirds as wide, and typically 5 lobed, providing a bold texture. It grows best in a moist, cool environment, best in our cool summers.