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Maple, sycamore   /   Acer pseudoplatanus

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Sycamore Maple -
Acer pseudoplatanus (latin)
Areas of origin: Europe and Asia.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 30m (98.4'), width up to 20m (65.6').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -24°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Sycamore Maple - Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore Maple - Acer pseudoplatanus

Sycamore Maple - Acer pseudoplatanus

Auteur: Willow, Licence

Characteristics and Uses:
This lovely tree is particularly resistant to pollution in towns and is therefore used widely for planting in urban areas. It is also very popular in parks and gardens. The foliage turns a beautiful yellow in autumn. The quality of the wood is appreciated in carpentry and cabinet making.
List of Maples:
Amur Maple (Acer ginnala), small tree, rapid growth
Box Maple (Acer negundo)
Field Maple (Acer campestre), extremely beautiful autumn colours
Italian Maple (acer opalus), its foliages turns yellow in the autumn
Montpellier Maple (acer monspessulanum), extremely beautiful spreading shape
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides), extremely beautiful autumn colours
Paper Bark Maple (Acer griseum), unusual bark, beautiful autumnal foliage
Père David's Maple (Acer davidii), light soil, attractive bark
Red Maple (Acer rubrum), moist soils, dislikes chalky soils
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum), will even grow in flooded land in winter
Snake bark Maple (Acer pennsylvanicum), unusual bark, yellow foliage in the autumn
Sugar Maple (acer saccharum), red tint in the autumn
Trident Maple (acer buergerianum), dislikes chalk, beautiful autumn colouring, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
Vine maple (Acer circinatum), its foliage is very original becoming a lovely orange red in the autumn.

Japanese Maples, small decorative tree, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
See the Maples catalogue
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