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Acer davidii

David Maple

Pronunciation
A-ser da-VID-ee-eye
Family
Genus
Nativity

Central and Western China

Growth Habit

Small tree, could be 30 to 50 feet tall.

Hardiness
5
Culture

Part shade.

Landscape Use

Rare specimen tree with striped bark.

Foliage

Opposite, simple, 3 to 6 inches long 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide, ovate to ovate- oblong shape, subcordate or rounded base. Yellow to red fall color.

Buds

Buds are valvate.

Bark

Younger branches have green or purplish red to striped white color.

Flower

Small, yellow borne on pendulous racemes.

Fruit

Glabrous, spread horizontally.

Propagation

Seed.

Pests
None serious. Could suffer from verticillium wilt and canker.
Cultivars

'Ernest Wilson' - green bark with white stripes, generally unlobed, lustrous green leaves.

'George Forrest' - three-lobed leaves, stems are red with white stripes.

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