|Grid reference||ST 17992 78763|
|Common name||Great maple|
|Origin||Central Europe & south western Asia|
|Height||21M 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.