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Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’ (Sycamore Maple)

Sycamore 'Brilliantissimum'

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Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum', Sycamore 'Brilliantissimum', Pink Sycomore, Sycamore Maple, Pink Acer, Pink Leaves
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum', Sycamore 'Brilliantissimum', Pink Sycomore, Sycamore Maple, Pink Acer, Pink Leaves
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum', Sycamore 'Brilliantissimum', Pink Sycomore, Sycamore Maple, Pink Acer, Pink Leaves
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum', Sycamore 'Brilliantissimum', Pink Sycomore, Sycamore Maple, Pink Acer, Pink Leaves
Acer pseudoplatanus Brilliantissimum, Brilliantissimum Maple

Prized for its shrimp pink, foliage, award-winning Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’ (Sycamore Maple) is a slow-growing, spreading, deciduous tree with a rounded crown. Emerging salmon pink in spring, the simple, opposite leaves gradually then turn yellow-green and finally dark green, mottled with cream in summer. This Sycamore Maple requires consistently cooler climates.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
  • Grows up to 20-30 ft. tall and wide (6-9 m).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in moist, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant.
  • Low maintenance, this plant requires little or no pruning.
  • May be affected by horse chestnut scale, aphids, verticillium wilt.
  • Propagate by grafting.
  • Acer pseudoplatanus is native to Central Europe and Western Asia.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Sapindaceae
Genus Acer
Common names Sycamore Maple, Sycamore, Maple
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 20' - 30'
(6.1m - 9.1m)
Spread 20' - 30'
(6.1m - 9.1m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Japanese Garden, Informal and Cottage
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Sapindaceae
Genus Acer
Common names Sycamore Maple, Sycamore, Maple
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 20' - 30'
(6.1m - 9.1m)
Spread 20' - 30'
(6.1m - 9.1m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Japanese Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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