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Acer pectinatum var. forrestii

Forrest's Snake Bark Maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 15m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourBrown-green
  • Leaf ColourPale green, dark green, red-orange

Description

Acer pectinatum var. forrestii (Forrest's Snake Bark Maple). Also known as Acer taronense and Acer forrestii. This is a spreading, deciduous snake bark tree with arching branches. Branches are red when young, later becoming green with vertical white stripes. Leaves are smooth, dark green above and paler green beneath. They are broadly ovate leaves and grow up to 12cm long, each with 3 and sometimes 5 lobes. In the autumn, the leaves turn bright orange-red. This subspecies produces pendent racemes of brownish green flowers which turn into red winged fruits.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Acer taronense, A. forrestii.

Origin

China

Interest and use

Grown for year-round interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

By seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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