Acer pseudoplatanus
Sycamore Maple

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Green (Yellowish green, fragrant flowers in spring)
Green (Leathery dark green foliage in summer); Brown (Poor yellow-brown fall foliage; not ornamentally important)
Green (Samaras in fall)
 Ultimate Height:
40-60 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
35-55 feet
Very adaptable to soil type; tolerates acid and alkaline soils
Europe through western Asia
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Simple, opposite leaves are 3-6" long and wide having 3 to 5 lobes, with veins impressed and a cordate leaf base. Leaves leathery and sometimes purplish on veins beneath. Terminal bud is plump and green and slightly pointed (similar to Acer platanoides). Samaras form tight angle of 60º (unlike Acer platanoides whose samara are virtually horizontal).

Additional Information

Tolerates salt spray. Produces a lot of dead wood that needs removal. Anthracnose and canker disease can be serious.

When Acer pseudoplatanus has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University





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