The Snake-Bark Maple Tree (Acer capillipes) will make a really worthwhile addition to any garden, particularly during winter when colour is lacking. Its distinguishing feature is its bark, which is a greenish-brown colour lined with white capillaries, hence its name. Its young shoots are red colour and its branches sweep in curves. Autumn sees the leaves change to fiery shades of red. An excellent choice of tree for a medium sized garden as this tree will reach a final height of 16m (53ft 4in).
Snake-Bark Maple is supplied at a height of between 1.5 and 2.0 metres in a 5-12L container, which means that the tree has an already established root system and therefore this tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.