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Acer × conspicuum 'Phoenix'

snakebark maple 'Phoenix'

'Phoenix' is a medium upright tree or large branching shrub, to 6m tall and wide, characterised by its coloured bark and shoots. Winter shoots are bright red, striped silvery-white and the bark is striped with orange-pink and silvery-white. Large green leaves turn a golden-yellow in autumn and small yellow-green flowers, borne in spring, are followed by winged fruit

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Orange Pink Grey Silver White Green Yellow Green
Summer Orange Pink Grey Silver White Green
Autumn Orange Pink Grey Silver White Gold Yellow
Winter Grey Silver White Red
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Sapindaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a moist but well-drained, preferably acidic to neutral, soil

Propagation

Propagate by seed or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem

Diseases

May be affected by verticillium wilt

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