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Acer davidii | Snake Bark Maple - 280-310cm, 70lt

Acer davidii | Snake Bark Maple - 280-310cm, 70lt

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Acer davidii belongs to the group of “Snake Bark Maples” because of its distinctive white and green striped bark resembling snake skin. It’s a small to medium, understory, deciduous tree with an upright, spreading, capricious growing crown with oval, unlobed, or shallowly lobed, dark green leaves. In autumn, the leaves turn gold, orange, and red and are very attractive. Small, yellowish flowers are replaced by pink-brown fruit. Acer davidii is easily grown on average, moist, but well-drained soils, in full sun or partial shade. It is tolerant to drought, resistant to frost, and can withstand wind. There are no serious problems with pests and diseases. Because of its strongly branched root system, it doesn’t tolerate paving and is most suitable for parks and large gardens. It was named after the Jesuit priest, Jean Pierre Armand David, who discovered it in China in 1869.
  • Common Name

    David Maple, Père David's Maple, Snake Bark Maple

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    light yellow pendent corymb-shaped racemes

  • Foliage

    oval to elongated, dark green leaves, golden, orange, and red in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20-50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

columnar upright, oval to round, light, capricious growing crown

Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, and neutral soil, full sun, light shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




spring to autumn



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