Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' #2 at Roath Park Lake

Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' 0

Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri'
early May 2016

Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' 1

Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri'
mid October 2016

Grid reference ST 18467 79950
Common name ‘Schwedleri’ Norway Maple
Alternative name Acer platanoides 'Deborah'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Height 13M May 2016
Girth 135cm May 2016
Reference 431

This tree is one of two Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' on the west side of the Lake, opposite 187 Lake Road West.

Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' bark

Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' bark
May 2016

Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' flower1

Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' flowers
early May 2016

Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' flower2

Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri' flowers & new leaves
early May 2016

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