ACER davidii 'Serpentine'

Commonly known as Snakebark maple

The most striking striated bark of all the davidii cultivars. Suitable for smaller gardens. Young shoots dark red with conspicuous white veins.
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Ovate, unlobed, or shallowly lobed, leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Yellow
    Pale yellow
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tree
    Low growing - more densely branched than most A. davidii cultivars. Flowers are followed by pink-brown winged fruit
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

ACER davidii 'Serpentine'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Medium £50.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    5m (16ft) by 5m in about 20 years.
    Ornamental bark
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, mites, scale insects, caterpillars, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch, honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    Netherlands
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Pendent racemes
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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Acers - Care Guide
Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
Shrubs - Care Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
5m (16ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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