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.

Foliage

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

Flowers

Acer monspessulanum

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

Fruits

Acer monspessulanum

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