Acer davidii

10 lt pot (1-1.2m) £89.99
available to order from spring 2020
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Buy Acer davidii snake bark maple: Unusual snake-like bark

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moisture-retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The vertically striped green and white bark is the feature that gives this snake bark maple its common name - but this distinctive bark also makes it a superb specimen that will offer year-round interest. Its leaves are attractive too, but unlike many of the other acers, they are only very shallowly lobed (if at all!). They are a nice fresh green throughout the summer, but turn orange and yellow in autumn before they are shed. Choose a site sheltered from cold winds close to a path or entrance, where the attractive decorative bark can be appreciated close-up.

  • 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, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.

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Eventual height & spread

Is there an evergreen Acer? Could I just ask if there is an Acer that is not 'deciduous' but 'evergreen'?

Susan McGarragh

Sadly not as all Acers are deciduous.

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Autumn Colour

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