Acer griseum at Bute Park

Acer griseum 0

Acer griseum
August 2016

Grid reference ST 17608 76940
Common name Paperbark maple
Origin Eastern Asia
Deciduous Yes
Tag 3140
Height 6.5M August 2016
Girth 154cm @ 0.4M August 2016
Reference 469

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.

Acer griseum bark

Acer griseum bark
August 2016

Acer griseum leaf

Acer griseum leaves
late August 2016

Acer griseum seed

Acer griseum leaves & seeds
late August 2016

Acer griseum flower

Acer griseum flowers
late April 2017

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.