(Snakebark Maple or Père David's Maple) A handsome small or eventually medium sized deciduous tree native to central Chin with eye-catching bark covered with snake-like white stripes.
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An ornamental tree native to central China, Acer davidii has bark covered with snake-like white stripes which are particularly eye-catching in winter. The leaves are dark green in spring and summer, turning shades of orange and yellow before falling in autumn.
Acer davidii makes a fine garden tree ideal for planting in a sheltered position, either as a standalone specimen or as part of a woody border. Particularly good next to a path or door, where the elegant habit and winter bark is best appreciated.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy. Acer davidii requires shelter from cold winter winds.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Acer davidii grows to be a small or eventually a medium sized, branching tree.
- Height: 15 m (50 ft) / [up to 6 m (20 ft) after 10 years]
- Spread: 15 m (50 ft) / [up to 5 m (16 ft) after 10 years]
- How Much Sun
- Light Shade, Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Ornamental Bark, Rare and Unusual, Habit - Architectural