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Other common names
Père David's maple 'Serpentine'
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
Sapindaceae / Sapindaceae
'Serpentine' is a deciduous snakebark maple making a small tree with white-striped purple bark on the younger branches. Leaves oval on red stalks; little autumn colour. Flowers yellow in drooping racemes in spring
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Grow in a moist but well-drained soil
Propagate by grafting or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Pruning group 1
Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Verticillium wilt may be a problem
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