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Cultural Details for Acer davidii

Common Name:
David Maple

Growth Rate:
Slow

Average Mature Height:
30-50'

Average Mature Width:
20-33'

Flower Details:
Yellowish flowers borne in slender pendulous 2-3' long racemes. The female on longer inflorescences than the males. May

Fruit Details:
1.25" glabrous fruit borne in pairs horizontally

Fall Color:
Yellow/red fall color

Bark Details:
Green with vertical white stripes, becoming gray and cracked with age

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Susceptible to typical maple diseases: anthracnose, verticillium wilt, bacterial leaf spot, bleeding canker, forest tent caterpillar, maple leaf cutter, leafhopper, bladder-gall mite, boxelder bug, among others.

Native Habitat:
Native to Central China. Introduced 1879 and 1902.

Other Features:
Attractive, dark green, 3-lobed leaves, ornamental bark, especially when young

Culture and Care:
Does not do well in most U.S. gardens, prefers partially shaded woods with well-drained, moist, slightly acidic soil, exists as an understory plant in it's native region. Zone 5-7.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8721, 8791

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu