Acer davidii ssp. davidii

David Maple

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This is another snake bark maple that is native to China. It was discovered by a Basque priest named Armand David which is reflected in its species name, davidii, and its common name, PŠre David's Maple. The tree can grow to 50 feet with a slightly narrower spread and can be multitrunked. The bark pattern is pale olive green or white stripes on darker olive bark. Its foliage is "un-maple" like in that it isn't lobed. Fall color may be bright red, orange or yellow. It is hardy to Zone 5.

This subspecies has slightly different coloration in the bark (greenish-brown with white stripes). New shoots are pinkish-green and the petioles (leaf stems) are pink to red.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Specimen Plant
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 7