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Acer davidii Viper | Snake Bark Maple - 170-190cm - 15lt

Acer davidii Viper | Snake Bark Maple - 170-190cm - 15lt

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Acer davidii Viper is a multi-stemmed deciduous large shrub or small tree, also known as Snake Bark Maple because of its attractive green and silvery-white striped bark that resembles snake skin. Its oblong dark green leaves turn bright orange and yellow in autumn. Clusters of dropping pale yellow flowers appear in spring and are followed by pinkish-brown fruit. Acer davidii Viper thrives in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun or semi-shade, but tolerates most soil types, even poorly drained. Although it is very hardy and resilient, new shots can be damaged by frost. Therefore, it should be sheltered from strong winds. This small and slow-growing tree is suitable for small or medium-sized gardens, and urban spaces. Very easy to grow and maintain, it is especially attractive in winter when its “skin snake” bark is exposed.
  • Common Name

    Snake Bark Maple

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    dropping pale yellow-green flowers

  • Foliage

    ovate, shallowly lobed, dark green leaves, yellow and orange in autumn

  • Maturation period

    10-20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

upright columnar, bushy

Preferred Location


North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

tolerant of most soil types, except heavy clay, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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