|Grid reference||ST 17608 76940|
|Common name||Paperbark maple|
|Height||6.5M August 2016|
|Girth||154cm @ 0.4M August 2016|
This tree is on the western edge of the Camellia Garden, at the foot of the slope down from the footpath. It is about 90M north of the Millenium Bridge.
General tree description
Acer griseum is a slow-growing tree up to 20 metres tall, though typically smaller. It has a rounded crown and smooth, reddish-brown bark which peels in thin, papery layers. The leaves comprise three leaflets with blunt teeth, 3 to 8cm long and 2 to 5cm across. They are dark green above and bright blue-green underneath, turning orange and red in autumn. The flowers are small and yellow on pendulous downy stalks up to 3cm.