Snakebark Maple - Acer davidii

    Alternative names
    Père David's Maple

    The amazing striated bark, which is reminiscent of the skin of a snake, is a mix of reds, greens and white. Pale yellow flowers appear in spring, followed by pendulous winged fruits. It has large mid-green, slightly glossy, toothed leaves.

    Identification difficulty

    Sometimes planted as an ornamental.

    When to see it

    Flowers in spring.

    UK Status

    Occasional, widespread, scattered records in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not included in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map