How to Grow Acer pseudoplatanus Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Sycamore Maple

Sycamore brilliantissimum

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

Acer pseudoplatanus

Acer pseudoplatanus leaves by Leonora (Ellie) Enking CC.

Sycamore Seed Photograph

Sycamore seed by Karl-Ludwig Poggemann, CC.

Acer pseudoplatanus Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acer pseudoplatanus
  • Common Name: Sycamore, Sycamore Maple, Sycamore brilliantissimum
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 7
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 600 to 1200
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 420 to 960
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Green, Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • 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
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • 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

Garden Plants Common Name Index

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