Acer conspicuum ‘Silver Vein’ Maple

Description: Acer conspicuum 'Silver Vein' is a very select, strong-growing snakebark maple of impressive white and green bark striped silver-grey which is where it's name comes from. Particularly large, rich green leaves have red stalks which turn a stunning butter yellow in the autumn. The attractive bark features well in public spaces such as parks.

History: Raised in Hillier's Chandlers Ford Nursery, Hampshire by Pete Douwsma in 1961. A cross from Acer davidii ‘George Forrest’ x Acer pensylvanicum ‘Erythrocladum'.

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

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Do not prune
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour
  • Prefers full sun

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