Acer buergerianum at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

Acer buergerianum 0

Acer buergerianum
late October 2015

Acer buergerianum 1

Acer buergerianum
mid May 2016

Grid reference ST 18774 78537
Common name Trident maple
Origin East China & Korea
Deciduous Yes
Height 5.5M November 2015
Girth 32cm October 2015
Reference 327

This young tree is on the west side of brook towards the south end.

It was grown by Roger and Vicky Smith and they presented it to Roath Park.

Acer buergerianum bark

Acer buergerianum bark
October 2015

Acer buergerianum leaf

Acer buergerianum leaf
late October 2015

Acer buergerianum seed1

Acer buergerianum seeds
late October 2015

Acer buergerianum seed2

Acer buergerianum seeds
late October 2015

Acer buergerianum flower

Acer buergerianum flower
early/mid May 2016

Acer buergerianum flower2

Acer buergerianum flower
mid May 2016

Acer buergerianum flower3

Acer buergerianum flower
mid May 2016

Acer buergerianum leaf2

Acer buergerianum leaves
late June 2016

Acer buergerianum seed3

Acer buergerianum seeds
mid September 2018

General tree description

Acer buergerianum is a small to medium sized tree that can reach a height of 16 metres. It has a dense, irregular dome and light brown bark, pinkish and flaking when young, becoming red-brown and fissured on mature trees. The common name is derived from the shape of its three-lobed leaves whose side lobes are triangular and forward-pointing. They are 3 to 8cm long, untoothed, shiny dark green above and glaucous underneath, turning a rich crimson in autumn. The flowers are yellow and inconspicuous, opening in early April. The fruit is a samara with two winged seeds, the wings forward-pointing.