Acer pseudoplatanus

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I wanted to get this one on the forum as I think it deserves it. OK, i'ts not a tree that ever gets talked about here, but I believe it should be.

    So this is a seedling from a Acer Platanus x orientalus or known as Sycamore in the UK, I will post photos of the full size tree in weeks to come.
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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    One of the largest maples, with specimens in its native central Europe recorded up to 40 metres tall and 9 metres girth. Extensively naturalised in northern Europe, including Britain, Ireland and southern Scandinavia, where it grows best in cool areas with good rainfall; it is one of very few trees which grows well in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic.

    Photo from Newcastle in northeast England

    PS I've corrected the title ;-)

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    That is a beauty Michael and that bark is amazing. How tall is this one BTW??
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks! Not sure how tall as I've not measured it, but I'd guess around 25-28 metres.
     
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