Schwedler Norway Maple
Imported from Europe, the Schwedler Norway Maple is a distinctive tree. Plenty of varieties of the Norway maple were cultivated in the 19th century, but this type persisted because of their ability to withstand urban pressures. They are directly south and east of Conservatory Water.
LeavesOpposite, 5-lobed, green to purple to purple-red
FlowerPurplish/yellow flowers that unfold in early spring
BarkBrown to gray (sometimes dark gray or near black), contains intersecting ridges that become wider and flatter as the tree matures