Acer × conspicuum 'Silver Vein'
snakebark maple 'Silver Vein'
A striking green and white-barked maple with especially large green leaves with red leaf stalks and growing to around 6m in height. Flowers are limey green in spring are followed by winged fruit; autumn colour is a rich butter yellow.
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Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems
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How to grow
Grow in a moist but well-drained, preferably acidic to neutral, soil
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
May be susceptible to aphids and horse chestnut scale
May be susceptible to verticillium wilt
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