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Simon-Louis Freres

Acer pseudoplatanus
Simon-Louis-Freres maple
Simon-Louis Freres is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Simon-Louis Freres is a popular medium-sized maple, characterised by its spectacular variegated leaves.

The leaves emerge in spring with an unusual dusky pink colour, and fade to a variegated green / cream over summer, finally taking on brick-red tints in the autumn.

As with all forms of the species Acer pseudoplatanus the greenish-yellow flowers which appear in April and May have little ornamental value - but they produce large quantities of pollen and nectar and are very popular with bees.

Simon-Louis Freres maple trees for sale

  • 12-year pot-grown tree £68.00
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £75.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

How to grow

Like all maples, Simon-Louis Freres is an attractive well proportioned tree. It is slow-growing, and not likely to get too big.

This is a cold-hardy tree that will tolerate difficult conditions, including polluted urban streets or exposed locations. However for best results plant in a sunny open situations, and periodically prune back shoots to encourage younger growth which has the best colour.

 

Simon-Louis Freres characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plantAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colourVariegated foliage
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
  • PruningPrune hard
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsOccasional droughtWindy siteAir pollution
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for PollinatorsMelliferous
  • Leaf colourBronzeGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Acer Pse Simon-Louis-Freres maple tree