|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|
|Status||GB Champion 2016|
|Height||4.5M October 2016|
|Girth||36cm October 2016|
This tree is on the westerly edge of the bathing pool.
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.