|Grid reference||ST 16158 77058|
|Common name||Montpelier maple|
|Origin||South Europe & West Asia|
|Height||11m October 2015|
|Girth||188cm October 2015|
This tree is in the upper park at the top of the westerly steps. It is on the left hand side of the steps looking down.
General tree description
Acer monspessulanum can reach a height of 12 to 15 metres and has a dense, irregular crown. Its bark is dark grey, finely cracked with bigger vertical fissures. Yellow drooping flowers appear in spring with the young bright green leaves. The mature leaves are shiny dark green, with three widely-spread and round-tipped lobes, 4cm by 7cm. They do not fall until late autumn. The fruits are samaras 2 to 3cm long with converging key-wings.