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Acer x conspicuum 'Elephant's Ear'
Snakebark maple

Acer x conspicuum 'Elephant's Ear'
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Price: £45.00 Quantity :


A rare selection of snakebark maple with very large leaves, sometimes up to 1 ft long on established plants, green in the summer and turning golden yellow before falling in autumn. The bark is an eye-catching dark green in colour with vivid silver lines running vertically up and down the stem.

Acer x conspicuum 'Elephant's Ear' is a beautiful specimen shrub in the short term, or eventually a very small branching tree.

Supplied size:  3L pots (approx 3 years old, 25 - 30 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade. As you would expect, Acer x conspicuum 'Elephant's Ear' will usually develop its best display of large leaves if sheltered from strong winds!
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Acer x conspicuum 'Elephant's Ear' grows to be a very small branching tree.
    • Height: up to 5 - 6 m (16 - 20 ft) / [up to 3 m (10 ft) after 10 years]
    • Spread: 4 - 6 m (13 - 20 ft) / [up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years]


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