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Plant description:

The sycamore maple is a large deciduous tree that reaches 20–35 m tall at maturity, with a broad, domed crown. The leaves are broad, with a leathery texture, with thick veins protruding on the underside surface, five lobes with toothed edges, and dark green in colour. The seed with a 20–40 mm long wing to catch the wind and rotate when they fall; this helps them to spread further from the parent tree.

Family: Aceraceae

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Botanical Pronunciation: –

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Botanical name

Acer pseudoplatanus

Plant Care

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Flowers

August September October The flowers produce abundant nectar, which makes a fragrant, delicately flavoured and pale-coloured honey.

Common name(s)

Sycamore maple

Origin

Foliage

This tree bears leaves that are broad, with a leathery texture, with thick veins protruding on the underside surface, five lobes with toothed edges, and dark green in colour.

Uses in landscape design

A shade tree for lawns of parks, campuses, public areas. A popular tree for planting in cities and in coastal localities, because it can tolerate wind, urban pollution and salt spray. Coastal

Fruit

The seed with a 20–40 mm long wing to catch the wind and rotate when they fall; this helps them to spread further from the parent tree.

Soil conditions

Well drained – Alkaline

Interesting info

Attractive Autumn/fall colours , Tolerates pollution , Tolerates salt laden air , Tolerates windy conditions

August September October The flowers produce abundant nectar, which makes a fragrant, delicately flavoured and pale-coloured honey.

This tree bears leaves that are broad, with a leathery texture, with thick veins protruding on the underside surface, five lobes with toothed edges, and dark green in colour.

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