|Grid reference||ST 18110 78583|
|Common name||Red snake-bark maple|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||7.5M April 2021|
This tree is south west of the chapels. It is close to the footpath between sections N and T.
General tree description
Acer capillipes is a small tree up to 16 metres tall, with branches ascending steeply and greenish bark with vertical white or brown streaks giving a snakeskin effect. It has three-lobed leaves, up to 15 x 11cm, one long lobe and two small side-lobes. They emerge pink-red, become a shiny rich green and turn orange and red in autumn. Yellow-green flowers appear in clusters in late May or early June, followed by bunches of winged fruits, initially pale yellow-green, becoming crimson in autumn.