Sycamore maple

Pennies in a stream, falling leaves a sycamore, Moonlight in Vermont…
Common name : Sycamore maple
Scientific name : Acer pseudoplatanus
Family : Aceraceae, Sapindaceae
Category : Trees
Type of plant : Perennial
Acer pseudoplatanus, known as the sycamore in the United Kingdom and the sycamore maple in the United States, is a large deciduous, broad-leaved tree, tolerant of wind and coastal exposure, that reaches 20–35 m (66–115 ft) tall at maturity, the branches forming a broad, domed crown. The bark of young trees is smooth and grey but becomes rougher with age and breaks up into scales, exposing the pale-brown-to-pinkish inner bark.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 500 - 3000
pH 6 - 7

Plant my sycamore

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and teplace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my sycamore

Water often in the first weeks. Water potted plants at least once a week, as soon as the top soil dries. Ultimately, if it does not rain for a month, consider watering.

Unprop my sycamore

Your tree should be well rooted after two years, so remove the stake now that it is not needed anymore.

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