Sycamore Maple, acer pseudoplatanus

Sycamore Maple, acer pseudoplatanus
Item# DA-sycamoremaple
$1.75
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Product Description

Approximately 900 Seeds available as of Jan. 11, 2014.

The Sycamore Maple, is a large deciduous tree, is normally seen at 40 to 60 feet tall although it is capable of reaching over 100 feet in height. The spreading branches form an oval or rounded canopy and has dark green, three to seven-inch-diameter, lobed leaves. The leaves are not usually become showy in fall, changing only to a muted yellow before dropping, but this does vary. The gray to reddish-brown, scaly bark flakes off in small scales to reveal the showy, orange, inner bark. The green, springtime flowers appear in three to six-inch-long hanging panicles among the leaves in late spring. They are followed by on to two-inch-long, winged seeds. It's cold hardy to zone 5.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for 120 days. Germination: Sow see 1/8" deep, tamp soil, keep moist, mulch seed bed. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial stratification.