Acer tegmentosum 'White Tigress'

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  1. mendocinomaples

    mendocinomaples Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Fast growing snake bark with large leaves. Nice conspicuous stripes. Possible tegmentosum hybrid . I suspect it will reach 25 feet or more.
     

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    This is a tree I've had potted for about 10 years.
    Hmmm, still learning the upload process for the pics.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Surely a hybrid, listed as such - looks like moosewood.
     
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    Poetry to Burn Active Member

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    Really?

    Here is another look.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I have both planted near one another here, the cultivar looks quite like Acer pensylvanicum. Have not, however, done a study using close examination of samples of all three at the same time.
     
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    I always assumed mine was 'White Tigress'. It was sold as WT and the the bark is richly colored. Dirr says the stalked valvate bud is a great key to (id) the snakebarks.
    Does that bud pic in the earlier post look different than your plants?
     

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    Mature trunks at Dawes Arboretum.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    What I was saying was that the cultivar probably isn't A. tegmentosum, or at least not a pure one, and not that any of the specimens shown here were not the cultivar.
     
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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    the last news that i read is :tegmentosum white tigress is one cross between
    acer Tegmentosum and Davidii
    Tegmentosum x Davidii=Tegmentosum White Tigress
    now is present in commerce Davidii xTegmentosum for the moment not have name...
    pics of my White Tigress in start autum..
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    If hybrid then should be written as 'White Tigress', without "tegmentosum" in front, as it is in the 2002 Hillier MANUAL:

    "Of American origin, it is thought to be a hybrid of A. tegmentosum".

    In 1996 Jacobson, NORTH AMERICAN LANDSCAPE TREES listed it as a pure A. tegmentosum form, even cross-referencing from 'White Tigress' to A. tegmentosum 'White Tigress' (and listing 'White Tigress' as a synonym):

    "Introduced in 1995 by Roslyn nursery of Dix Hills, NY. 'Pure chalk-white bark.'"
     

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