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Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Atropurpureum’

Sycamore maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & June
  • Height11m to 25m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourGreen-yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green, dark red-purple

Description

Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Atropurpureum’ (Sycamore maple). This variety of Sycamore has dark green leaves with dark red-purple undersides, with red leaf stalks. It bears clusters of red-winged fruit in late summer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Central Europe, S.W. Asia

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Tolerates maritime conditions

Propagation

Seed, grafting, cutting

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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