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Acer pseudoplatanus f.Variegatum Simon Louis Frères

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Variegated leaves which start off pink

A medium-sized tree with wonderful leaf colours throughout the year. The vibrant variegated leaves emerge a stunning salmon pink with red variegation and then gradually turn green with cream splashes, and in autumn become a golden bronze before they fall. It looks beautiful when viewed at any distance.

Where?

An excellent choice as a specimen tree in a garden where it can receive full sun or partial shade.

How?

Prefers well-drained moist soil and will grow in most soil types.

This variety originates from Western Asia and Central Europe.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering April - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 460 cm - 600 cm
Plant width 420 cm - 500 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 120 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From February to September