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Acer laxiflorum

Snakebark maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height7m to 10m
  • Spread6m to 8m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourBrownish green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid-green

Description

Acer laxiflorum (Snakebark maple). Syn. A. pectinatum subsp. laxiflorum. This maple is a rounded tree. The branches are arching with ovate, glossy mid green leaves about 8cm long which will turn orange-red in the autumn. The flowers are brown-green in slender, pendent racemes. Bark is brown.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

W. China, Himalayas, Myanmar, N. E. India

Interest and use

Specimen tree

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in fertile moist well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade.

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

Watch out for scale insects, aphids or mites.

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