I am researching this tree and I am wondering if you know how long it will live, e.g. its lifespan.
I am particularly wondering this for our zone, Toronto – 5b.
Acer davidii is commonly called Pere David’s Maple, Snake Bark Maple or Stipe Bark Maple. It is a member of the Aceraceae family and is native to China. Below, I have listed some general information that you may find useful:
- deciduous tree that at maturity can reach 30-50ft in height and 30ft width.
- tolerates sun or light shade.
- can grow in clay, loam or sandy soils within a normal pH range – soil should be well draining.
- blooms in early to mid spring.
- pruning should be done in late summer or early fall.
- common cultivars – ‘Ernest Wilson’, ‘Canton’, ‘George Forrest’, or ‘Serpentine’.
- Somewhat tolerant of wet and drought weather conditions.
- should be planted in a sheltered location away from direct cold winds.
- hardy to US Zone 5 (-10 to -20 degrees F or -23 to -29 degrees C). This seems to encompass Canada Hardiness Zone 5a & 5b
- lifespan is generally over 30 years if the trees are planted in a suitable location & climate and they remain free from disease & pests.
I hope this is helpful. Taking the above information into account, if you have the space for such a large tree and a sheltered spot with good drainage in your garden, then you could give it a try.