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Acer davidii

Père David's Maple, Snake Bark Maple

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?

A small deciduous specimen tree

Stunning snake-skin bark

Attractive autumn foliage colour and winged fruits

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One of the best of the ‘Snakebark’ maples, Acer davidii is prized for the strange, snake-like pattern of its stunning bark and its large, handsome foliage which develops rich autumnal hues.

It forms a small deciduous tree, often multi-stemmed, with a spreading crown of long, arching branches. On mature specimens, the bark bears beautiful creamy serpentine stripes against an olive-green background and its intricate patterns invite close inspection. Coral-red stems hold large, handsome leaves that are entire or lobed and come to a fine point. In spring, pendulous yellow flowers droop from the branches. The foliage takes centre stage in autumn, turning yellow, orange and red alongside pink-winged fruits. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height 5m (16ft). Spread: 4m (13ft).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 5m (16ft)
Spread Up to 4m (13ft)

Hardy Tree

low maintenance gardenspecimen plantwoodland garden

full sunsun or semi shade

Flowering Months
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1 x 25 Litre Potted Plant (Height 175cm+) (KF3063)
1 x 18 Litre Potted Plant (Height 125cm+) (KF6686)

Grow acer trees in any moist, fertile, well drained soil in sun or dappled shade.
Water regularly throughout the growing season until acer trees are well established. Protect plants from strong winds. Acers require little pruning other than to maintain their shape. Lightly trim stems if necessary from late autumn to midwinter.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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