Acer cappadocicum (Cappadocian Maple)
Native: Caucasus, Himalayas and China
Location: Grown in large gardens and collections, and as a street tree in Europe.
Fast growing, has a girth of 2.5m.
Leaves have tufts of hair in the axils underneath and turn bright golden yellow in autumn.
Flowers open in May are 5-8mm with five pale yellow petals, 15 or so forming an upright cluster.
Keys have widely spread wings about 7cm long.