Acer Davidii ‘Viper’ is a multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree characterised with intense white-striped bark. If you want to illuminate your garden in the autumn, then plant the Viper tree for its bright red autumn leaves. It is commonly known as Striped Maple 'Viper' or White Snake Bark Maple tree. It sets incredibly beautiful accents in the garden through its decorative snake-like, white-green striped bark.
Out of all the ‘Snakebark’ maples, Davidii Viper looks most stunning in winter decoration. This deciduous tree flowers in May with racemes of drooping yellow-green flowers. Its new shoots emerge as red carrying ovate to oblong-ovate leaves that are pointed at the end. The leaves emerge as beautiful reddish, slowly turning into green and mystic bright red-orange in autumn. You can also spot bright green wing fruits that follow the spring flowers and ripen to red-brown.
Snake Bark Maple grow wide and upright, as a multi-stemmed, pyramidal, large shrub or small tree. This tree is shy of its particular demands, which means it is easier to grow and maintain. It is highly tolerant of any type of soil, thanks to its strong roots that can thrive even in poorly drained soil. However, the best location for Viper tree would be full sunny to partial shaded spot in a moist and fertile soil.
This charming snake tree does not require a lot of pruning. Simply remove any deadwood in summer and autumn when the tree is in leaf. Pruning it proportionately is important. Water it well in its beginning months and increase watering only in extended dry periods.
Looking for a single specimen tree that can add a fantastic decor to your garden? Acer Davidii Viper is perfect as a large specimen plant that adds stunning winter colours single-handedly. Its snakeskin-like bark makes it very appealing even when its leaves have fallen.
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