|Grid reference||ST 18467 79950|
|Common name||‘Schwedleri’ Norway Maple|
|Alternative name||Acer platanoides 'Deborah'|
|Height||13M May 2016|
|Girth||135cm May 2016|
This tree is one of two Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' on the west side of the Lake, opposite 187 Lake Road West.
General tree description
Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri'is an old cultivar of Acer platanoides selected for its distinctive dark purple colour. Like Acer platanoides it can exceed 25 metres in height, with a broad rounded crown and pale grey bark. The leaves are Plane-like but smaller, palmate, 15cm long and wide, with five lobes. Golden yellow flowers appear in spring, before the leaves. Schwedleri's leaves emerge bright pinkish-red, turning mauvish grey-green in summer and purple in autumn. The fruit is a bright green seed with pale crimson wings