This native tree is not just from the British Isles, but distributed all over Northern Europe and even to Western Asia.
It is a deciduous tree which is classified as small to medium in size. It has a very unusual bark and a bright yellow autumn colour. A great native tree to grow in the garden, it does not grow too large and responds very well to pruning.
Fruit: Typical winged shaped seeds
Bark: Very unusual, almost cork like
Leaves: Deciduous, five lobed, dark green
Autumn colour: Bright yellow
Ultimate height: 14m
Uses: Very easy tree to grow, makes a very good shade tree with very neat canopy