Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum at Parc Cefn Onn

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum 0

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum
early October 2015

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum 1

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum
mid December 2016

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum 2

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum
early June 2017

Grid reference ST 17802 84390
Common name Korean butterfly maple
Common name Komarov maple
Alternative name Acer tschonoskii var. rubripes
Alternative name Acer komarovii
Origin China & Korea
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Status GB Champion 2016
Height 4.5M October 2016
Girth 36cm October 2016
Reference 476

This tree is on the westerly edge of the bathing pool.

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum leaf

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum leaves
early October 2016

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum seed

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum seeds
early January 2017

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum flower

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum flowers
early May 2018

General tree description

Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum is one of the snakebark maples, species whose bark is smooth and distinctively patterned with vertical stripes. It is a small tree, growing to around 6 metres tall, and has striking red bark on young branches, which fade to a light tan when mature. The leaves are bright green above, paler underneath, with five to seven deep lobes and reddish leaf stalks. There are clusters of small yellow flowers in spring with the young leaves. In autumn the leaves turn fiery orange-red. The fruits are pale brown samaras with spreading wings.