The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Acer davidii

snake-bark maple

Photo of Acer davidii


The superb silver lines on the bark of this maple gradually snake around the trunk as it grows creating a ghostly effect which makes this tree a fascinating addition to a winter garden. The leaves turn rich yellow in a good autumn and are complimented by clusters of ruddy seeds on mature trees. The leaves are dark green and noticeably more narrow then those of a species Acer davidii.


  • Trees

Award of Garden Merit

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Fast growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Woodland area
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Specimen

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Winter interest
  • Autumn interest

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Provide shelter from cold winds and late frosts.


Size: Medium

Pot size: 15 litre

Eventual height: 1200cm

Eventual spread: 800cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline