Acer palmatum at Parc Cefn Onn

Acer palmatum 0

Acer palmatum
late August 2015

Acer palmatum 1

Acer palmatum
mid November 2015

Grid reference ST 17766 84410
Common name Japanese maple
Common name Smooth japanese maple
Origin Japan, China and Korea
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 11M July 2015
Girth 210cm May 2015
Reference 231

This tree is in the upper park, left of the westerly path, about 30M uphill from the pool.

Acer palmatum bark

Acer palmatum bark
June 2015

Acer palmatum leaf

Acer palmatum leaf
late June 2015

Acer palmatum leaf2

Acer palmatum leaves
mid November 2015

Acer palmatum flower

Acer palmatum flowers
mid May 2016

General tree description

Acer palmatum is a small tree typically 6 to 10 metres tall, exceptionally up to 15 metres. It has a rounded shape on a short bole and may have multiple trunks joining near ground level. Its bark is smooth, brown with faint pale stripes, becoming grey on old trees. The leaves are bright green, 4 to 7cm long and broad, palmate with five or seven deep, finely serrated lobes. The flowers are dark purple-pink and small (6 to 8mm across), appearing in spring, in spreading panicles of up to fifteen flowers. The fruit is a pair of pale red, winged samaras, each samara 2–3 cm long.