The trees at Keele

We have over 150 species of tree on campus, not counting the 240 species and varieties of Flowering Cherry! Amongst them are many of our common native species as well as some more unusual ones. So, if you can't tell a Beech from a Birch or just want to know a bit more about them then read on!

Silver Maple Acer saccharinum 'Borns Gracious'


Silver Maple leaf

Silver Maple is native to a large part of North America. It is a popular street tree both there and in Europe but because of its rapid growth can quickly outgrow its planting area!  The deeply cut leaves are green above and silvery-grey below turning yellow in the autumn. There are a number of cultivars of which 'Borns Gracious', named after Georg Born a German plantsman in Rosenheim, is one.

Location : Three in front of the shops in Union Square. Planted 2012.