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This is one of the larger Snake Bark Maple trees. Acer davidii George Forrest has emerald green bark with vertical white stripes. It is a somewhat spreading tree with a loose canopy that doesn't cast dense shade. Suitable for most gardens.
Snake Bark Maple trees can reach a height of about 15 metres.
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How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
General description of Snake Bark Maple trees:
This is a vigorous tree when it's young, quickly reaching about 10 metres, when it slows right down to a final height of about 15 metres. It's definitely a tree to plant by a path or patio where it can be seen!
The thick, dark green leaves have red stalks and turn peachy yellows and orange red in autumn with bunches of winged seeds.
Best grown in moist, well-drained soils, George Forrest will tolerate quite wet places and loves heavy clay.
History & uses of Acer davidii George Forrest
This tree was introduced to Britain from Yunnan province, China, by George Forrest in the early 1920's. It has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
All the accessories you need to plant a large tree, i.e. any Ornamental Standard or Bush or Half-Standard fruit tree.
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