Snake Bark Maple

Acer davidii

Snake Bark Maple - Acer davidii

Common Name: Snake Bark Maple
Genus: Acer
Species: davidii

The Latin translation of the word Acer refers to the texture and strength of the wood that plants in this Genus produce.

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting bark, Provides winter colour, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 15.00 m (1500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 15.00 m (1500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, OrangeFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Glossy mid-green leaves turning orange and yellow in autumn and vertically striped green-and-white bark. This stunning snake-bark maple makes an excellent specimen tree for a medium-sized garden. Choose a site sheltered from cold winds, close to a path or entrance where the attractive decorative bark can be appreciated close-up.

Other Features: Clusters of pink-brown autumn fruit.

Garden Care: Add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required. Remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in April when the plant is in full growth.


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