Montpelier Maple (Acer monspessulanum)

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Native: South Europe and west Asia where it grows on dry rocky ground

Location: Cultivated in small gardens and parks and often as a hedge in south Europe.

Often shrubby in form.


Leaves are similar to those of Cretan Maple (Acer sempervirens), but fall earlier.


Acer monspessulanum

Flowers open in June developing into a mass of usually red keys.


Acer monspessulanum

Keys are red with down-curved wings about 2.5cm long.