Acer pycnanthum at Roath Park Lake

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Acer pycnanthum
early August 2015

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Acer pycnanthum
early November 2015

Grid reference ST 18465 79792
Common name Japanese red maple
Origin Japan
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare as a younger tree
Height 6.5M August 2015
Girth 29cm August 2015
Reference 283

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.

Acer pycnanthum bark

Acer pycnanthum bark
August 2015

Acer pycnanthum leaf

Acer pycnanthum leaves
early August 2015

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Acer pycnanthum leaves
mid August 2015

Acer pycnanthum bud

Acer pycnanthum bud
early May 2016

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.