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Acer pseudoplatanus Growing Guide

How to Grow Sycamore brilliantissimum in your Garden

Sycamore brilliantissimum

Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) photograph by Peter O'Connor aka anemoneprojectors.


Quick Acer pseudoplatanus Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Acer pseudoplatanus
  • Common Name: Sycamore brilliantissimum
  • Growing Zone (USA): 4 to 7
  • Life Cycle/Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 600 to 1200
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 420 to 960
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Color of Bloom: Green, Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Spreading or horizontal

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Grafting
  • How to Prune: Requires little to no pruning. In some cases hard pruning can be disruptive.
  • Pests: Aphids, horse chestnut scale, caterpillars and gall mites may be a problem
  • Diseases: Usually disease free but Verticillium wiltcan be problematic

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best used in: Firewood, Seashore, Specimen, Large Garden and Street Tree
  • Miscellaneous : Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Acer
  • Further Reading: Here and Here



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Allium schoenoprasum
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Amaryllis belladonna
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
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Ammi majus
Anemone blanda
Anemone coronaria
Anemone hupehensis
Anemone sylvestris
Anethum graveolens
Annona reticulata
Anthurium andraeanum
Antirrhinum majus
Aquilegia vulgaris
Aralia elata
Araucaria araucana
Araucaria heterophylla
Arbutus unedo
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Argyranthemum frutescens
Armeria maritima
Aronia melanocarpa
Artemisia absinthium
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Aruncus dioicus
Arundo donax
Asarum europaeum
Asclepias curassavica
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Asclepias syriaca
Asclepias tuberosa
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Aspidistra elatior
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Astrantia major
Athyrium filix-femina
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