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Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Simon Louis Freres’

Sycamore maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & June
  • Height7m to 15m
  • Spread6m to 10m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourCream, white pink, green shades

Description

Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Simon Louis Freres’ (Sycamore maple). This is a variegated Sycamore which is fast growing and spreading. Fully hardy with broadly 5-lobed leaves which, when young, have creamy-white and pink marks; older foliage is pale green with white markings.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

France. Named after the Simon-Louis Freres nursery near Metz, in 1881.

Interest and use

Grown primarily for its foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Prefers the sun and well drained soil. Fully hardy.

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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