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Acer pseudoplatanus

Acer pseudoplatanus Acer pseudoplatanus

Photo Locations: National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Susceptible to leaf spot. Tolerates smog. Variety 'atropurpureum' leaves are rich purple underneath.

Native to Central Europe and Southwestern Asia.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Spreading with a High Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 60 - 70 feet.

Width: 40 - 60 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Palmate, Dark Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Gray or Red Brown, Exfoliating or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 20.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland and Good to Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone and Medium in Moderate Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids and Beetle Borers, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Sooty Mold, Verticillium and Leaf Spot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer pseudoplatanus Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-pseudoplatanus >

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