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Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’

Sycamore maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & June
  • Height5m to 8m
  • Spread6m to 8m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourPink, yellow green, cream
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’ (Sycamore maple). This variety is slow-growing, small Sycamore which will produce pinkish foliage in the spring, turning to yellow-green. In summer, the leaves turn dark green and can be mottled with cream. Few flowers are produced.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Europe and Western Asia

Interest and use

Foliage interest.

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  • Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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  • Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This species of maple can be grown in areas near the coast.

Propagation

By seed.

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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