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Phoenix

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.

Acer x conspicuum

Phoenix maple trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £44.95
    In a 12L pot
    Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

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

History

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 characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive barkAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colourVariegated foliageWinter colour
    • Growth habit:Upright-spreading
    • Height after 10 years:2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Yellow
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Sunlight:Prefers full sun
    • Pruning:Do not prune
    • Growth rate:Slow
    • Site conditions:Sheltered siteOccasional droughtFree-draining site
  • Identification

    • Bark:Striated - red
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous