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Acer davidii

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Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA, Gamble Gardens - Palo Alto, CA, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and the National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Good fall color. Striped bark.

Native to China.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Erect with a Low Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 35 feet.

Width: 20 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Oblong to Ovate, Light Green, Red, Gold, Purple or Multicolored, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Striking, Cream or Green, Striated.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 6, 15 - 17 and 20, 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 9.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer davidii Tree Record." 1995-2018. Nov 12, 2018.
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