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ACER pseudoplatanus 'Worley'
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 'Worley' open yellow-green, deepen to golden-yellow, and then mature to green. 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 the late nineteenth century, this cultivar forms 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 'Worley' as a featured specimen in a lawn or park.
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
30'-50' / 9.1m - 15.2m
Europe, Western Asia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Spring, Summer, Fall
Yellow, Yellow Green
Green, Tan, Brown
Yellow, Yellow Green, Gold
Green, Yellow Green
Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees
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