Snakebarks are in a class of their own and this is the only one native to North America. Charming, isn't it...?
This is a gardener's plant. Don't try growing it in compacted, clay soil. Give it a moist, well-drained place to put it's feet and a bit of afternoon shade to help keep the leaves from scorching and you will have an attractive and unusual conversation piece.
The bark is almost white in the growing season and green in the winter. Fall color is a good yellow.