Acer pseudoplatanus Simon-Louis Freres
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
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.
Simon-Louis Freres trees for sale
2-year Simon-Louis Freres tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
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
- Attractive features:
Attractive tree / plant Attractive foliage Autumn foliage colour Variegated foliage
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
- Site conditions:
Occasional drought Windy site Air pollution
Prefers full sun Some shade
- Useful for:
Open spaces Street / amenity Specimen planting
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
- Annual cycle: