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Height: 40 feet
Spread: 30 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Planetree Maple, Sycamore Maple
Emerging foliage is burgundy tinged, olive green with bright red petioles, maturing to dark glossy green, with velvety burgundy-purple undersides; fall leaves are yellow with pink-salmon undersides; a stunning street tree; apparently seedless
Regal Petticoat Sycamore Maple has attractive dark green foliage with deep purple undersides which emerges burgundy in spring. The glossy lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Regal Petticoat Sycamore Maple is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Regal Petticoat Sycamore Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Regal Petticoat Sycamore Maple will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.