Acer davidii ‘Serpentine’ Maple

Description: Acer davidii 'Serpentine' is a small, upright-growing snakebark Maple. The small green leaves emerge from very prominent purple shoots and turn into a stunning dark yellow and bright orange colour in the autumn. It's purple bark matures into an olive green decorated with white stripes adding lovely year round interest.

History: Found as a seedling in the Netherlands before 1976.

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) : 6m x 4m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Do not prune
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour
  • Wet tolerant

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