Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii at Cathays Cemetery

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii 0

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii
mid May 2021

Grid reference ST 18091 78494
Common name Lobel's maple
Alternative name Acer lobelii
Origin South Italy
Deciduous Yes
Map section T
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 14M May 2021
Girth 131cm May 2021
Reference 690

This tree is towards the south end, roughly midway between Fairoak and Allensbank roads.

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii bark

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii bark
mid May 2021

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii flowers1

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii flowers
mid May 2021

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii leaf1

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii new leaves
mid May 2021

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii seed1

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii seeds
mid June 2021

General tree description

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii is a large tree, growing up to 28 metres tall. It has ascending branches that give the tree a conical form, though this broadens with age. The bark is fawn-grey, becoming browner and shallowly furrowed in older trees. The leaves are dark green, 10 to 15cm long, palmate with wavy edges and five taper-pointed lobes. Yellow-green flowers in clusters are produced in early spring. The fruit is a double samara with two winged seeds.