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Davids Maple -
Acer davidii or Acer laxiflorum (latin)

Area of origin:China. Introduced in 1879.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 15m (49.2'), width up to 10m (32.8').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type:Prefers light soils.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Exposure: Full sun.

Père David's Maple - Acer davidii - Acer laxiflorum Père David's Maple - Acer davidii - Acer laxiflorum

Père David's Maple - Acer davidii - Acer laxiflorum
Characteristics and Uses:
Very beautiful autumnal colours when foliage turns from yellow to orange and then to scarlet. The bark also has an unusual look, like that of “snakeskin”. A vigorous little tree it can fit equally well into a small garden, hedging or planted alone. Much appreciated by bonsai enthusiasts.
List of Maples:
Amur Maple (Acer ginnala), small tree, rapid growth
Box Maple (Acer negundo)
Field Maple (Acer campestre), extremely beautiful autumn colours
Italian Maple (acer opalus), its foliages turns yellow in the autumn
Montpellier Maple (acer monspessulanum), extremely beautiful spreading shape
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides), extremely beautiful autumn colours
Paper Bark Maple (Acer griseum), unusual bark, beautiful autumnal foliage
Red Maple (Acer rubrum), moist soils, dislikes chalky soils
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum), will even grow in flooded land in winter
Snake bark Maple (Acer pennsylvanicum), unusual bark, yellow foliage in the autumn
Sugar Maple (acer saccharum), red tint in the autumn
Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus), extremely resistant to pollution, beautiful yellow foliage in the autumn
Trident Maple (acer buergerianum), dislikes chalk, beautiful autumn colouring, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
Vine maple (Acer circinatum), its foliage is very original becoming a lovely orange red in the autumn.

Japanese Maples, small decorative tree, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
See the Maples catalogue
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