The Trees at Keele
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; tag 0114.