Snake-Bark Maple

Acer rufinerve

Snake-Bark Maple - Acer rufinerve

Common Name: Snake-Bark Maple
Genus: Acer
Species: rufinerve

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: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting bark, Provides winter colour, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

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

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

Attractive green-and-white-striped bark that looks fabulous in winter and red-winged fruit in autumn. This lovely maple is grown for its gorgeously ornamental bark though it does have beautiful autumnal colours. A small tree with an arching habit that is suitable for most gardens.

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.

Goes Well With: Taxus baccatta, Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White', Epimedium x rubrum, Dryopteris filix-mas, Brunnera macrophylla, Galanthus nivalis.


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