SelecTree: Tree Detail
PURPLE LEAF SYCAMORE MAPLE
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Atropurpureum'
Photo Locations: Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA, National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Requires a moderate amount of water. Leaves are purple underneath. Needs consistent pruning.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Spaethii'
Additional Common Names
PURPLE LEAF SYCAMORE MAPLE, wineleaf sycamore maple
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 60 - 70 feet.
Width: 40 - 60 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 100 to 175 years.
Leaves Lobed, Dark Green or Purple, No Change, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Dark Gray, Exfoliating or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of 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.
Clay or Loam 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, Armillaria and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer pseudoplatanus 'Atropurpureum' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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