The David Maple, native to central China, is fast growing to 25′x25′ with an open habit. It’s young branches are red to purple to green in color. It develops white stripes on its bark with age. It is one of the best know striped bark Maples. The leaves are 3″-6″, oval shaped and unlobed. The glossy green foliage turns reddish orange in fall. It is an ideal Maple tree for the Pacific Northwest. Prefers a slightly acidic, moist soil. Easy to propagate from seed or graft to other Macrantha. Many cultivars are available.
Meaning of: Davidii, named after Father Armand David(1826-1900) French missionary and botanist.
Synonyms:Acer cavaleriei, A. laxiflorum var ningpoense, A. sikkimense var davidii, A. sikkimense var serrulatum.
Common names:David Maple, Father David’s maple, David’s Ahorn(German).
Habit: Multi trunked shrub to tree up to 40′-45′, much smaller under cultivation. Mature branches and stems are green with white stripes; young ones are red with white stripes. Sometimes three to five trunked with a mostly open habit.
Leaves:Oval to oblong shape, 3″-6″, dark green. Young trees usually will have lobed leaves. Mature trees tend to have unlobed leaves. Fall color is yellow and red.
Flowers: Light yellow, with each branch having both male or female flowers. Branches may alternate between male and female flowers in successive years.
Hardiness: Zones 5-7, find your zone here Maya Gardens Inc – USDA zone map
Distribution:Central and western China, Sichuan, Yunnan, Hubei, Henan.
Planting and care of maples
Size Price each Plant 6 or more of this tree and save
#1 $15.00 $13.50 each
#5 $40.00 $36.00 ea.
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