Acer griseum at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

Acer griseum 0

Acer griseum
February 2015

Acer griseum 1

Acer griseum
early June 2015

Acer griseum 2

Acer griseum
late October 2015

Grid reference ST 18737 78361
Common name Paperbark maple
Origin Eastern Asia
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2013
Height 12M February 2015
Girth 170cm February 2015
Reference 49

This tree is to be found on the east side of the brook close to the tennis court.

Acer griseum bark

Acer griseum bark
May 2015

Acer griseum foliage

Acer griseum foliage
early June 2015

Acer griseum foliage2

Acer griseum foliage
late June 2015

Acer griseum seed

Acer griseum seeds
mid September 2015

Acer griseum foliage3

Acer griseum end of autumn leaves
early November 2015

General tree description

Acer griseum is a slow-growing tree up to 20 metres tall, though typically smaller. It has a rounded crown and smooth, reddish-brown bark which peels in thin, papery layers. The leaves comprise three leaflets with blunt teeth, 3 to 8cm long and 2 to 5cm across. They are dark green above and bright blue-green underneath, turning orange and red in autumn. The flowers are small and yellow on pendulous downy stalks up to 3cm.