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Acer pseudoplatanus

'Brilliantissimum'


Brilliant Sycamore Maple




Family
Sapindaceae (Aceraceae)
Genus
Acer
Species
pseudoplatanus
Cultivar
'Brilliantissimum'
Category
Woody
Type
Tree (deciduous)
Pronunciation
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 7
Canadian Hardiness Zone
2a - 6b
RHS Hardiness Zone
H6 - H7
Temperature (°C)
-34 - (-15)
Temperature (°F)
-30 - 5
Height
4 - 8 m
Spread
4 - 8 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
May
Cultivation
Grow in full sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained soil.
Shape
Small tree with a rounded crown.
Growth
Fast
Pests
Aphids, horse chestnut scale, caterpillars and gall mites may be a problem, as well as verticilium wilt.
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Bark/Stem Description
Pale grey bark, peeling in flakes.
Leaf Description
Leaves open bright pink, becoming yellow-green and then changing to a dark green mottled with cream.
Flower Description
It is rare to get a large quantity of flowers.
Notable Specimens
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England. Wakehurst Gardens, Ardingly, West Sussex, England.
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