Aceraceae

Acer pseudoplatanus

Sycamore

Imposing tree with a thick, undulating crown. Crown shapes can vary with seedlings. Mature trees can reach a height of 40 m and can become 500 years of age. It has green leaf buds which is strikingly … Read more

Important properties
Height: 25 - 30 (40) m, fast growing
Crown: wide oval, dark, dense crown
Leaf: 5 lobes, green, 12 - 20 cm, in autumn matt golden yellow
Flowers: yellow-green, in pendent racemes, April
Clear stem tree Multi-stem tree clay soil loamy soil peaty soil sandy soil tolerates partial paving resistant to frost (WH 1 - 6) withstand short flood can withstand wind oval 1st size , taller than 12 metres dense crown green yellowgreen fast growing valuable for bees (honey plant) non-toxic (usually) playground tree
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Acer Pseudoplatanus
Acer pseudoplatanus
Imposing tree with a thick, undulating crown. Crown shapes can vary with seedlings. Mature trees can reach a height of 40 m and can become 500 years of age. It has green leaf buds which is strikingly different from A. platanoides which has red leaf buds. The decorative grey trunk flakes off in small pieces. The leaf stalk does not contain milky sap, an important difference with A. platanoides. The leaf is green on top, the underside is grey pilose. Autumn colour is golden yellow, but not as beautiful as A. platanoides. The wings of the nutlets are in a right to acute angle in relation to each other. Those of A. platanoides are in a wide angle. Deep rooting. Tolerant to wet and cold soils, can not stand in water for a long time. Suitable for industrial estates and coastal areas. Slightly sensitive to salt for icy roads.
Specifications
Height:
25 - 30 (40) m, fast growing
Crown:
wide oval, dark, dense crown
Bark and branches:
bark grey, branches grey to olive-green
Leaf:
5 lobes, green, 12 - 20 cm, in autumn matt golden yellow
Flowers:
yellow-green, in pendent racemes, April
Fruits:
winged nutlets (samara), 3 - 3.5 cm
Spines/thorns
None
Toxicity:
usually not toxic to people, (large) pets and livestock
Soil type:
any soil
Leaf:
5 lobes, green, 12 - 20 cm, in autumn matt golden yellow
Soil moisture:
withstand long flood
Paving:
tolerates partial paving
Winter hardiness zone:
4 (-34,4 to -28,9 °C)
Wind resistance:
very good
Other resistances:
resistant to frost (WH 1 - 6), can withstand wind
Fauna tree:
resistant to frost (WH 1 - 6), can withstand wind, aluable for bees (honey plant)
Application:
avenues and broad streets, parks, squares, cemeteries, coastal areas, industrial areas, large gardens, windbreaks
Shape:
clearstem tree, multi-stem treem
Origin:
indigenous from Europe to West Asia