George Forrest is one of the best of the snake-bark maples. The main feature is of course the bark. Young stems are green with lighter striations, while more mature branches turn brown with light white / green striations.
The lobed green leaves are borne on red stems, turning golden yellow in the autumn.
There are also attractive green / red flowers in the spring.
George Forrest maple trees for sale
Deliveries from 8th December onwards (where items shown in stock).
How to grow
Although capable of reaching heights of 10m or greater, 4m or so is more likely in most situations. Like most forms of Acer davidii, it does best in moist soils.
The species Acer davidii originates from China, and several forms were introduced to the UK at the end of the 19th century by collectors and botanists such as George Forrest.
George Forrest characteristics
- Gardening skillBeginner
- AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
- Attractive featuresAttractive barkAutumn foliage colour
- Growth habitUpright-spreading
- Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
- PruningDo not prune
- Growth rateAverage
- Site conditionsFree-draining site
- Leaf colourGreen
- Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tintsYellow
- BarkStriated - brown
- Country of originChina
- Annual cycleDeciduous
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
Approximate girth: 6/8cm.
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.