Acer x conspicuum Phoenix

  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow

Phoenix is a small maple tree, which often grows as a large bush.

It is at its best in winter, when the distinctive bright coral-red striated bark provides a welcome splash of colour.

Phoenix is a good example of the attractive hybrid maple species Acer x conspicuum. It was developed from the first example of Acer x conspicuum, 'Silver Vein', raised in the 1960s. A common feature is the attractive bark colours and textures.

Phoenix trees for sale

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2-year Phoenix tree - in a 7L pot
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How to grow

Like other examples of the species Acer x conspicuum, Phoenix is best planted in a sheltered 

Phoenix characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive bark Attractive foliage Autumn foliage colour Variegated foliage Winter colour
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Site conditions: Sheltered site Occasional drought Free-draining site
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Patio growing Small spaces
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Bark: Striated - red