Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii at Roath Mill Gardens

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii 0

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii
March 2015

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii 1

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii
mid May 2015

Grid reference ST 19790 77956
Common name Lobel's maple
Alternative name Acer lobelii
Origin South Italy
Deciduous Yes
Height 12M 1988 (R & V Smith)
Height 14.5M March 2015
Girth 123cm 1988 (R & V Smith)
Girth 178cm March 2015
Reference 160
Tree died 2017, still standing July 2017

This tree is growing on the north bank of the brook, 60M upstream of the Waterloo Road Bridge.

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii bark

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii bark
March 2015

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii leaf

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii leaves
late May 2016

General tree description

Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii is a large tree, growing up to 28 metres tall. It has ascending branches that give the tree a conical form, though this broadens with age. The bark is fawn-grey, becoming browner and shallowly furrowed in older trees. The leaves are dark green, 10 to 15cm long, palmate with wavy edges and five taper-pointed lobes. Yellow-green flowers in clusters are produced in early spring. The fruit is a double samara with two winged seeds.