Acer caudatifolium Acer

Acer

Snake-bark Maple, Acer kawakamii

Description: A small to medium-sized, densely-branched tree with smooth green to reddish-green bark marked with faint white stripes. The dull green leaves turn red, orange and yellow in autumn. Racemes of small purple to white flowers in spring are followed by reddish winged fruits in autumn that turn yellow as they mature.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • Attractive bark
  • Needs well-draining site
  • S Size: Small

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