|Acer davidii is a deciduous tree, at times with several trunks, usually higher than wide. At maturity, bark and branches are striped green and white. Dark green, ovate to oblong leaves to 6 inches long, that will turn orange to yellow in autumn. Racemes of light yellow flowers bloom along with pink-brown fruit. The cultivar, 'Serpentine' is a medium-sized shrub, with purplish red bark that is heavily striped with white. The dark green leaves are almost unlobed. Suitable for small gardens.