SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Susceptible to leaf spot. Tolerates smog. Variety 'atropurpureum' leaves are rich purple underneath.
Native to Central Europe and Southwestern Asia.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Spreading with a High Canopy.
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 reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Samara, 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.
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, Armillaria, 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." 1995-2020. Sep 29, 2020.
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