|Grid reference||ST 18465 79792|
|Common name||Japanese red maple|
|Status||Rare as a younger tree|
|Height||6.5M August 2015|
|Girth||29cm August 2015|
This tree is on the west side of the lake, opposite 163 Lake Road West.
It was grown by Roger and Vicky Smith and they presented it to Roath Park.
General tree description
Acer pycnanthum is a medium to large tree (18 metres or more) when mature. It is closely related to the Acer rubrum (American red maple) but has smaller, more shallowly-lobed leaves. Acer pycnanthum leaves may be unlobed but toothed, and are glaucous beneath. They are bronze when young, turning red or deep purple in autumn. Male trees have small clusters of red flowers in spring.