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Acer davidii

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Native to China, Acer davidii has a snake-like white striped bark which is most striking in winter. Leaves are dark green in spring/summer, turning orange/yellow in autumn.

Acer davidii makes a fine garden tree ideal for a sheltered position, on its own or as part of a woody border. Particularly good next to a path or door, where its elegance and bark are best appreciated.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (2-3 year old plants, 125-150cm tall)

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Acer davidii | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Acer davidii | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Acer davidii | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Common names

Père David's maple, Snake-bark maple


Acer davidii (Père David's maple). This maple has an open arching habit, and it has striped grey-green bark. The ovate leaves are dark green and glossy, long and pointed at the end but mostly unlobed. In the autumn they turn yellow-orange. In a cool, humid climate, this tree grows rapidly to about 10m.


Acers are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in fertile, well-drained soil.

Interest and use


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Acer davidii | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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