Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'
Common name: 
Brilliantissimum Sycamore Maple
A-ser soo-do-PLAT-an-us
Sapindaceae, Aceraceae
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous tree, slow growing, small, wide spreading, probably about 20 ft (6 m) tall and 25 ft (8 m) wide.  Leaves simple, opposite, new leaves brilliant shrimp-pink, later pale yellow-green, then light to medium green, pale green below.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4.     Of British origin, described by J. Clark in 1905 but likely older.
  • It may be confused with A. pseudoplatanus ‘Prinz Handjery’, but the leaves of this cultivar are purplish underneath (van Gelderen and van Gelderen, 1999).
  • Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanic Garden, Federal Way, Washington



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  • leaves, early spring

    leaves, early spring

  • leaves, spring

    leaves, spring

  • plant habit, spring

    plant habit, spring

  • leaf, summer

    leaf, summer