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ACER pseudoplatanus 'Simon-Louis Frères'
An adaptable and variable deciduous tree from Europe and West Asia, sycamore maple is named for its foliage, which resembles that of planetree. The three- to five-lobed leaves of 'Simon-Louis Frères' open pink, then become green with white-streaked upper surfaces. They may turn yellow in fall. The tan or brown, two-winged fruits – known as samaras – drop from the tree in helicopter fashion. They are green when young. Inconspicuous flowers precede the fruits. Introduced in 1881, this cultivar grows relatively slowly into a rounded, small to medium-sized tree with flaky gray bark.
Happy in almost any well-drained soil, sycamore maple does well in sun or partial shade and tolerates drought and salt spray. It often self-sows in favorable environments, sometimes to the point of invasiveness (its sale is banned in Massachusetts and other areas). Use 'Simon-Louis Frères' as a shade tree or featured specimen for large properties or difficult sites.
8 - 1
5 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
25'-35' / 7.6m - 10.7m
20'-35' / 6.1m - 10.7m
Europe, Western Asia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Spring, Summer, Fall
Yellow, Yellow Green
Green, Tan, Brown
White, Green, Pink, Ivory
White, Dark Green, Ivory
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