Acer davidii Franch.

Father David's Maple

Family: Sapindaceae

Genus: Acer

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 7

Size: To 50' tall and 40' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Snake-like bark - green and white striations. Leaves shiny, dark green, ovate, opposite, to 6" long, serrated margins. Often multi-trunked.


Published in Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 2: 8: 212 in 1885.

Native to China.

Introduced in 1879 by Charles Maries, having been discovered in 1869 by Jean Pierre Armand David, a Jesuit missionary.


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