Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group at Waterloo Gardens

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group 0

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group
late July 2015

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group 1

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group
early November 2015

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group 2

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group
mid May 2016

Grid reference ST 19874 77841
Common name Purple sycamore
Origin Europe and West Asia
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2015
Height 19M July 2015
Girth 272cm July 2015
Reference 246

This tree is located on the Waterloo Road boundary, very close to the railings.

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group bark

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group bark
July 2015

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group leaf

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group leaves
late July 2015

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group leaf2

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group leaves
late July 2015

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group seed

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group seeds
late July 2015

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group flower

Acer pseudoplatanus Purpureum Group flower
mid May 2016

General tree description

This is a medium to large tree with a spreading crown, usually growing 12 to 25 metres tall. It has pink tinged bark and its characteristic feature is the purple underside of its leaves, which create a colourful effect in a breeze. The leaves are green above and large - up to 18 x 26cm - with five lobes and coarsely uneven toothed margins. Inconspicuous yellow-green flowers appear on hanging stems in mid April after the first leaves. They are followed by v-shaped fruits, green tinged red and 3 to 5.5 cm long, in bunches.