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Acer davidii 'Serpentine'
Snakebark maple

Acer davidii 'Serpentine'
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Price: £32.00 Quantity :


The intricate silver lines on the bark of Acer davidii 'Serpentine' gradually snake around the trunk as it grows creating a ghostly effect.  The leaves are dark green and noticeably more narrow then those of a species Acer davidii.

The leaves turn rich yellow in a good autumn and are complimented by clusters of ruddy seeds on mature trees. A smaller tree than most other cultivars of snakebark maple, Acer davidii 'Serpentine' is a lovely plant for gardens with limited space and a fascinating addition to a winter garden.

Supplied Size:  2 or 3L pots (three year old plants, approx 30 - 50 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Acer davidii 'Serpentine' requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Acer davidii 'Serpentine' will grow to be a small branching tree.
    • Height: up to 5 - 6 m (16 - 20 ft) / up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) after 10 years
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft) / up to 3 m (10 ft) after 10 years


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