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Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' | Shrimp-Leaved Sycamore - 280-310cm, 20lt

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' | Shrimp-Leaved Sycamore - 280-310cm, 20lt

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Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' is a small, slow-growing, wide spreading, deciduous tree with dense, round habit and very unusual foliage. Extravagant, shrimp pink, moderately lobed leaves emerge in spring, gradually change to pale yellow-green, and then turn dark green later on. Clusters of yellow-green flowers appear in April and May, and winged red fruit follow in late summer. This Shrimp-Leaved Sycamore can grow in any type of soil as long as it is moist and well-drained. It enjoys full sun in sheltered position, as well as partial shade. Deep shade affects the colour of foliage. Very adaptable and low maintenance plant. It requires no pruning. Resistant to drought and frost. Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' is a very ornamental tree with stunning foliage. Because of its appearance and very slow growth, it is an excellent addition to any small garden. It is also perfect for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Brilliantissimum Sycamore Maple, Shrimp-Leaved Sycamore

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    yellow-green, grows in clusters

  • Foliage

    moderately lobed, shrimp pink in summer, pale yellow-green to dark green in summer

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, rounded, spreading, lolly-pop shaped

Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn


late summer

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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