Maple

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'

Maple - Acer pseudoplatanus  'Brilliantissimum'

Common Name: Maple
Genus: Acer
Species: pseudoplatanus
Cultivar: 'Brilliantissimum'

The Latin translation of the word Acer refers to the texture and strength of the wood that plants in this Genus produce.

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 8.00 m (800 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, PinkFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: clusters of red winged fruit in late summer

Striking shrimp-pink leaves maturing to yellow-green and clusters of yellow-green spring flowers. This highly ornamental spreading sycamore makes an excellent specimen tree. Smaller and slower growing than many other sycamores it is perfect for a small sunny garden.

  • Garden care: Add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required. Remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in April when the plant is in full growth.

  • Goes well with: Acer palmatum 'Garnet', Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White', Epimedium x rubrum, Dryopteris filix-mas, Brunnera macrophylla, Galanthus nivalis.


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