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Sycamore Maple


March 11, 2016 - <>

Acer pseudoplatanus

Acer pseudoplatanus

  • Height: 40’ - 60’
  • Spread: 40’ - 60’
  • Site characteristics: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soil; full sun to partial shade
  • Zone: 4 - 7
  • Wet/dry: Moderately drought tolerant
  • Native range: Central Europe and Southwest Asia
  • pH: 5.8 - 7.0
  • Shape: Rounded, spreading habit
  • Foliage: Leathery, coarsely-serrated, and prominently veined dark green leaves
  • Other: Tolerates a wide range of soils, highly salt tolerant, and is generally tolerant of many urban pollutants
  • Pests: No serious pest problems

Sycamore maple leaf Sycamore maple
Photos: Jesse Saylor, MSU

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