Key Features: Dark green foliage; beautiful spring foliage; perfect for small gardens; yellow flowers; small fruits;
Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’ also known as the Sycamore Brilliantissimum is a smaller variant of the sycamore tree which will well loved for its smaller size and its beautiful foliage. It was introduced in the early 1900s and this eye catching tree won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
The Brilliantissimum displays beautiful salmon pink foliage during the spring creating a unique look for a garden with this colour not being common for other trees during this time. This beautiful pink colour will turn a yellow towards the end of spring and then a magnificent dark green colour during summer. Throughout the spring and summer months, small green / yellow flower can be seen on Brilliantissimum which will produce winged red fruit in the autumn which is popular among birds. The small size of this sycamore tree makes it perfect for smaller gardens with only having a spread of 4 metres at maturity. Brilliantissimum thrives in most soils but grows best in moist and well drained soils. Grows best in a partial or fully sheltered area to avoid strong winds. Will grow to a mature height of 3-8 metres.