Acer pensylvanicum Acer

Acer

Snake-bark Maple

Description: A medium-sized deciduous tree of upright growth, with white-striped green young branches. Attractive, pinkish red buds in spring open to large bright green leaves, which turn bright yellow in autumn. The yellow-green flowers appear in pendent racemes after the leaf has unfolded, followed by the winged nutlets.

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

  • Chalk tolerant
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • Attractive bark
  • Needs well-draining site
  • S Size: Small

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