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Acer rubescens - leaves in late summer
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Acer rubescens

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(Snake-bark Maple) Rare in the UK, Acer rubescens is a small and spreading tree once established with green bark covered with vertical, sinuous white lines.

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Rare in the UK, Acer rubescens is a small and spreading tree once established with green bark covered with vertical, sinuous white lines. The leaves are glossy green in colour and have good orange/bronze autumn tints before they fall. Native to Taiwan.

Suitable for a warm, sheltered position in sun or light, dappled shade. Avoid planting in cold, exposed areas.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Shelter from strong winds and protect from late spring frost if necessary.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Acer rubescens grows to be a small, branching, spreading tree. 
    • Height: 5 - 6 m (16 - 20 ft)
    • Spread: 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft)
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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Not Fussy
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Rare and Unusual, Colourful Bark or Stems

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