Acer Brilliantissimum

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A vibrant Sycamore with ornamental foliage which changes colour through the seasons.
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' is every bit as brilliant as it sounds, with spectacular foliage that changes colour through the season and a lovely compact, rounded natural shape. It's a superb choice for bringing low-maintenance colour to the garden that will return without fuss, year after year. This ornamental Sycamore is far more compact than the common types, growing slowly until they eventually reach a maximum size of approximately 8m after many years. Year after year, this sturdy, hardy tree will delight you as the leaves unfurl a wonderful bright pink colour, before gradually turning to shades of yellowish-green and then finally a darker green with attractive splashes of cream marking each of the fine pointed leaves. Changing its look as the season progresses, there's never a dull moment all the way from spring to autumn. With similar ornamental looks to ever-popular Japanese Maples, this easy-to-grow tree doesn't require acid soil and will thrive without fuss in most gardens.
A low-maintenance choice for bringing colour and structure to medium or large gardens.

Key Features

Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
Hardiness: H7: Hardy - Very Cold Winter (Below -20C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): 8m x 8m (20-50 years)
Pot Size: 12 litre
Foliage Colour: Pink, Orange, Yellow, Cream
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes
RHS Plants for Pollinators: Yes
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Chalky, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Acid, Alkaline
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Planting Style: Cottage Garden, Urban Garden, Coastal Garden, Gravel & Drought Resistant Garden, Wildlife Garden, Low Maintenance Garden
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn

Plant Care & Advice

Sycamore trees are happiest in a sunny or lightly shaded site growing in any well-drained soil and are ideal for average medium to large domestic gardens. Dig a hole that is deep and wide enough to fit the entire root system. Add well rotted manure or garden compost to the hole before planting. Choose the best side of the tree to face into the garden and position into the hole, then back-fill with soil and firm down. Keep a 50cm diameter area around the base of the tree free of weeds for at least the first year. Stake the tree whilst it is young to help prevent it from leaning. It's worth protecting the trunk of the tree with a rabbit guard if rabbits regularly visit your garden. Water in after planting and keep well watered throughout the first year, particularly so during periods of drought. Your tree will benefit from a feed with a suitable fertiliser each spring for the first few years. It's not necessary to prune your tree unless you want to alter its shape or remove lower branches to raise the canopy. Each year during winter, remove any dead, damaged or rubbing branches. New growth can also be reduced by about a third if a more compact shape is required.

Delivery and returns

Delivered direct from Frank Matthews who deliver once a week. Orders placed by 12pm Monday will be delivered the same week, usually on a Wednesday or Thursday.