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  • maple
  • Eventual height: 6m
  • Eventual spread: 8m

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'

maple

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
10 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £89.99
10 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £89.99
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This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Initially the foliage of this undemanding tree is a dazzling shrimp-pink, but as it matures, it turns a soft yellowish green. A highly ornamental sycamore, it has a spreading habit, but is both smaller and slower growing than many of the others. This top-worked tree (ie grafted at 1.2m), is perfect for more compact gardens, and it can also cope with salt-laden winds.

  • Garden care: Add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.
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