snake bark maple
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moisture-retentive soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Glossy, mid-green leaves turning orange and yellow in autumn and vertically striped green-and-white bark. This stunning snake-bark maple makes an excellent specimen tree for a medium-sized garden. Choose a site sheltered from cold winds where the attractive clusters of pink-brown fruit and decorative bark can be appreciated close-up.
- Garden care: Add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.
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Q:Is there an evergreen Acer?
Could I just ask if there is an Acer that is not 'deciduous' but 'evergreen'?Asked on 14/3/2005 by Susan McGarragh
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