|Grid reference||ST 17807 83899|
|Common name||Loose-flowered maple|
|Common name||Snake-bark maple|
|Alternative name||Acer pectinatum subsp. laxiflorum|
|Status||GB Champion 2013|
|Height||15M approx. June 2015|
|Girth||116cm at 1M May 2015|
This tree has a forked trunk and is in the southern part of the lower park, just west of the main path.
General tree description
Acer laxiflorum grows up to 15 to 20 metres tall. It has smooth bark with conspicuous white and green streaks. The leaves are ovate, 7 to 14cm in length, with three shallow, pointed lobes and serrated edges. They are dark green, becoming orange in autumn. The flowers are greenish-yellow and inconspicuous. The fruit is a reddish samara (winged fruit) with two seeds.