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Acer pseudoplatanus Brilliantissimum



Leaves open bright pink then turn yell and finally green

An excellent, small tree for adding colour and interest to a small garden. It has attractive shrimp-pink leaves in spring, which turn yellow and eventually green in late summer.


It loves to grow in full sun or partial shade, and is perfect for small, sheltered sunny gardens. Its small size makes it perfect for growing in a container.


Grow in fertile, well-drained and moist soil.

Acer Brilliantissimum has red winged fruit during late summer.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - June
Evergreen No
Plant height 100 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 650 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 35 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium, Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Banks and slopes

Check store availability

10 litre pot £34.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From February to September