Planted: 1912

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This tree is at the southern end of the East Walk, in the American Section

Distribution:Native to Asia from the Cappadocian Mountains of central Turkey, Caucasus and western Asia, east along Caucasus, Himalayas to south-west China. Temperate forests to 3,000 m.
Planting Date:1912 by Captain Chaplin
Growth Habit:Vigorously suckering medium sized tree with broad rounded crown.
Bark:Greenish grey, smooth when young, becoming shallowly grooved, wrinkled and whorled when mature.
Leaf:Opposite, palmately lobed 5 mm to 7 mm wide and 15 mm across. Yellow in spring, green in summer and bright yellow in autumn. Leaf petiole can bleed milky latex when broken.
Flowers:Corymbs of 15 to 30 together, yellow-green, 5 petals
Fruit:Disc-shaped and flattened seeds with pair of wide-spread wings
Potential tree size:20 to 30 m
Plant Hunter:Carl Anton Von Meyer, who collected specimens in Talysh Mountains of Azerbaijan in 1831
Introduction Date:1838 in Fife in Scotland
Anecdotes and Comments:Subspecies from Himalayas and Central and West China Introduced by Ernest Wilson in 1901.