Autumn 2021We are selling out of many of the trees already this season. Please order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Pippin Trees banner logoChoose from over 280 flowering cherries, crab apples, rowans and other ornamental trees.

Phoenix

Acer x conspicuum

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 £62.50
    In a 12L pot
    Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
    Alert me

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 / Vase
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteOccasional droughtFree-draining site
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • BarkStriated - red
  • Annual cycleDeciduous