Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Simon Louis Freres’


  • Botanical name: Acer pseudoplatanus 'Simon Louis Freres'
  • Common name: Sycamore
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
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The sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus, is native to central Europe and southwestern Asia, and was introduced to Britain in the 15th Century. Sycamore trees tolerate wind, urban pollution and salt spray, making them a popular choice for planting in cities and coastal areas.


Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Simon Louis Frere’ is a medium-sized, variegated sycamore. It’s smaller and slower growing than the species, eventually growing to a height 1500cm. 

How to grow Acer 'Simon Louis Freres'

  • Plant size

    15m height

    10m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border


  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in December

Acer 'Simon Louis Freres' and wildlife

Acer 'Simon Louis Freres' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds and butterflies​/​moths. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers, provides shelter and habitat, has seeds for birds and is a caterpilar food plant.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Acer 'Simon Louis Freres' poisonous?

Acer 'Simon Louis Freres' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Acer 'Simon Louis Freres'