Acer pseudoplatanus at Cathays Cemetery

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Acer pseudoplatanus
mid July 2021

Grid reference ST 17992 78763
Common name Sycamore
Common name Great maple
Origin Central Europe & south western Asia
Deciduous Yes
Map section D
Height 21M July 2021
Girth Inaccessible
Reference 732
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Acer pseudoplatanus leaves
mid July 2021

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Acer pseudoplatanus seeds
mid July 2021

General tree description

Acer pseudoplatanus is a very large tree, up to 40 metres tall in favourable conditions. It has a huge crown and can be broader than tall, with massive low branches. Its bark is pinkish grey and smooth at first, but in maturity becomes cracked with coarse scales. The leaves are dull dark green, five-lobed with many coarse round-tipped teeth. They are about 20cm long and wide, but vary in size and depth of lobing according to age and vigour. In spring there are yellow-green flowers, followed by paired seeds (keys) in bunches, green tinged red.