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Acer x conspicuum 'Elephant's Ear' (Snakebark maple 'Elephant's Ear')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
5m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acer x conspicuum 'Elephant's Ear'

Other names

Snakebark maple 'Elephant's Ear'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Elephant's Ear' _ 'Elephant's Ear' is an upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with white-striped maroon bark and red stems bearing large, unlobed, dark green leaves turning golden-yellow in autumn. Pendent racemes of small, yellow-green flowers in spring are followed by winged, red-flushed, green fruit.


Acer x conspicuum 'Elephant's Ear' is: Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Horse chestnut scale Aphids , Horse chestnut scale

Verticillium wilt Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 from late autumn to midwinter only.

Propagation

Propagate by seed or grafting.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


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Where to grow

Acer x conspicuum 'Elephant's Ear' (Snakebark maple 'Elephant's Ear') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, preferably neutral to acid soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Acer x conspicuum 'Elephant's Ear'

Other names

Snakebark maple 'Elephant's Ear'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Elephant's Ear' _ 'Elephant's Ear' is an upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with white-striped maroon bark and red stems bearing large, unlobed, dark green leaves turning golden-yellow in autumn. Pendent racemes of small, yellow-green flowers in spring are followed by winged, red-flushed, green fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Horse chestnut scale

Specific diseases

Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 from late autumn to midwinter only.

Propagation

Propagate by seed or grafting.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acer x conspicuum 'Elephant's Ear' (Snakebark maple 'Elephant's Ear') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, preferably neutral to acid soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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