Acer rubrum at Heath Park

Acer rubrum 0

Acer rubrum
early October 2015

Acer rubrum 1

Acer rubrum
late October 2015

Acer rubrum 2

Acer rubrum
early June 2016

Acer rubrum 3

Acer rubrum
late August 2016

Grid reference ST 17392 79770
Common name Red maple
Origin East North America
Deciduous Yes
Height 12M October 2015
Girth 68cm October 2015
Reference 316

This tree is near the western boundary of the park, close to the Nant y Wedal brook.

Acer rubrum bark

Acer rubrum bark
October 2015

Acer rubrum leaf

Acer rubrum leaves
early October 2015

Acer rubrum leaf2

Acer rubrum autumn leaves
early October 2015

Acer rubrum leaf3

Acer rubrum leaves
early June 2016

General tree description

Acer rubrum is a large, dense tree, growing to 26 metres or more. It has dark grey, closely cracked bark. The leaves are palmate or tri-lobed, 6 to 10 cm across, with variable teeth and margins. They are a dark matt green above, grey-green to almost white underneath, and they turn a rich scarlet in autumn. The red colouring is present almost throughout the seasons, with red twigs in winter and crimson spring flowers that appear before the leaves.