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Acer Conspicuum Mozart or Snakebark Maple Mozart is a stunning new maple cultivar will bring year-round interest to your garden, most strikingly in the winter months. It’s an excellent choice for UK gardens large and small! Discovered by chance in a bed of seedlings in the Netherlands, Snakebark Maple Mozart has attractive qualities all year long. In early spring, the new stem growth is a deep blood-red, maturing to a striking dark purple, with silver veins running up and down in a striking contrast. The new leaves are pale green flushed with red, turning to a dark green in summer, and then golden yellow in autumn. But it is when the leaves fall for the winter that the most distinctive feature of Acer Conspicuum Mozart is revealed, as the beautiful deep purple bark with silver lines stands out through the winter months.
Hardy throughout most of the UK, even in severe winters, Acer Conspicuum Mozart will reach a height of 3 metres and spread of 2.5 metres in 10 years, reaching a final height and spread of 6 metres. It forms a small, branching tree. If pruning, do so in early spring before it buds out.
Snakebark Maple Mozart will grow best in moist, fertile, well-drained soil, in a spot where it will be sheltered from strong winds. It prefers dappled shade but will also grow in full sun. Keep the plant well-watered in its first season.
Acer Conspicuum Mozart is a splendid choice for a location where its winter brilliance can be appreciated. Find a spot for it where you will be able to see it from your windows, lighting up the winter landscape. It will also have much to offer in the other seasons with the changing foliage, so a prominent position in the garden will be well worth it year-round. Planted at the back of a mixed border, its attractive foliage would provide a pleasant backdrop for flowering plants before its winter show. It would also be a good choice planted against a wall where its branches would stand out. In a courtyard garden, the winter display would provide valuable visual interest. With Snakebark Maple Mozart’s preference for dappled shade, it is a natural fit for a woodland garden, where its brilliant winter bark display would be particularly striking against a backdrop of dark evergreens.
Acer Conspicuum Mozart’s striking bark colouration makes it a great choice for UK gardens large or small, as its stand-out winter display will bring needed interest through the cold months of the year!
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