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Simon-Louis Freres

Simon-Louis-Freres maple

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.

Acer pseudoplatanus

Simon-Louis Freres maple trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £44.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

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

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive tree / plantAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colourVariegated foliage
    • Growth habit:Spreading
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Multiple tints
    • Leaf colour - summer:BronzeGreen
    • Sunlight:Prefers full sunSome shade
    • Pruning:Prune hard
    • Growth rate:Slow
    • Site conditions:Occasional droughtWindy siteAir pollution
  • Identification

    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Acer Pse Simon-Louis-Freres maple tree