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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.

Phoenix maple trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £34.95
    In a 7L pot
    Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in 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

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive barkAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colourVariegated foliageWinter colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteOccasional droughtFree-draining site
  • BarkStriated - red
  • Annual cycleDeciduous