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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) £94.99
10 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £94.99
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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

    I suppose the striking shrimp-pink leaves (which mature to yellow-green) are the reason that this maple goes by the name 'Brilliantissimum'. It's highly ornamental, sycamore with a spreading habit, that is both smaller and slower growing than many of the others - and that makes it perfect for more compact gardens.

  • 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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