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Acer davidii


Common Name(s):

  • Snake bark Maple
  • Père David's Maple
  • Maple
SKU: 617dfd1f76c2 Category:


A compact deciduous, tree of rounded habit, with attractive vertically-striped green and white bark. The large, oval leaves are mid-green in colour and held on scarlet stalks with the leaves turning orange and yellow in the autumn. This stunning snake-bark maple makes an excellent specimen tree for any medium-sized garden. Choose a sheltered site, close to a path or entrance where the attractive decorative bark can be appreciated close-up.

Full Tree Specifications

Mature Size: medium

Flowering Period: spring

Time to maturity: 20-50 years

Habit / Shape: rounded

Flower colour: yellow

Weather exposure: sheltered

Foliage colour:

  • green
  • yellow
  • orange
  • red

Season of Interest:

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Soil Moisture:

  • moist but well-drained soil
  • well-drained soil

Soil acidity/alkalinity: happy anywhere

Bark colour: green-white vertical striped bark

Soil Type:

  • chalk
  • clay
  • I don't have a clue
  • loam
  • sand


  • full sun
  • partial shade


  • full sun
  • partial shade
  • sheltered

Tree features:

  • attractive bark
  • autumn leaf colour

Possible pests, diseases, problems:

  • horse chestnut scale
  • aphids
  • verticillium wilt


  • Birthday
  • Christening
  • Retirement
  • wedding

Common Name(s):

  • Maple
  • Snake bark Maple
  • Père David's Maple

  • Regular watering is essential from Spring until Autumn
  • Check monthly that tree has not rocked
  • Loosen and re tie tree ties annually
  • Keep weed free, and mulch annually