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Acer grosseri

Snake-bark maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 1.2m
  • Spread8m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourGreen-white
  • Leaf ColourMid green, red

Description

Acer grosseri (Snake-bark maple). Syn. A. davidii subsp. grosseri and Acer grosseri var. hersii. This maple has boldly streaked green and white bark with triangular-ovate, lobed leaves to 20cm long. Leaves are doubly toothed. and often three-lobed. Foliage turns red in autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Hers' Maple

Origin

Central China

Interest and use

Winter interest. Banks, specimens and hedging.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, Horse chestnut scale

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