• Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' - spring leaves
  • Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'

£38.00

A popular and reliable small garden tree, Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' has spectacular shrimp-pink leaves in spring.

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A popular and reliable small garden tree, Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' has spectacular shrimp-pink leaves in spring. This vivid pink leaf colour holds for several weeks before the leaves gradually fade back to creamy green in mid to late summer. 

The slow rate of growth makes Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' suitable for growing in smaller gardens or even very large containers.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' grows to be a small tree with a bushy, rounded head once established.
    • Height: eventually up to 6 m (20 ft) / or up to 2.5 - 3  m (8 - 10 ft) after 10 years
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft) / or up to 2.5 - 3  m (8 - 10 ft) after 10 years

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Special: Windy & Exposed, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Leaf Colour - Purple/Red

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