(Snakebark Maple / Père David's Maple)
This beautiful small tree which develops a spreading crown of arching branches, is one of the best of the 'snakebark' maples.
Its stunning bark which starts red on young shoots, eventually turns to green and white serpentine stripes. Delicate yellow spring flowers, winged fruits and large mid-green leaves which flush orange, pink and yellow in autumn add year round interest.
It prefers a sheltered location, but is fully hardy and will grow in almost all well drained soils.
A perfect specimen plant as either a standard or multistem, it is ideal for a courtyard or garden setting
Name: Acer davidii
Common Name: Snakebark Maple / Père David’s Maple
Demands: Grows well in most soils and thrives in a sheltered location
Foliage: Mid green and often lobed, renowned for its fine autumn colour.
Flower: Yellow racemes in Spring
Fruit: Clusters of winged seeds follow the spring flowers.
Bark: Green and white striped attractive bark. Make sure it is planted somewhere the bark can be admired!
FACT:Acer davidii was originally discovered by Basque priest Armand David who was a missionary in Central China.
Beautiful bark of Acer davidii
Fiery autumn display from Acer davidii
Acer davidii spring growth
The bark and fruit of Acer davidii
3m multistem Acer davidii