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Other common names
Pè re 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
'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
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
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
Time to ultimate height
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 Pruning group 1
Pests Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Verticillium wilt may be a problem
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