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!

Smooth Japanese Maple Acer palmatum

Smooth Japanese Maple Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum is a variable small tree with small, deeply 5 to 7-lobed leaves often colouring well in autumn. Small red flowers in spring are followed by winged, red or green fruits. In autumn, the leaves turn bright orange to dark red. It is a common tree in cultivation.

Location: one in Barnes Dell; square Q14; compartment 12C; tag 0114.