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Acer pseudoplatanus 'Simon-louis Freres' Tree

Variegated Sycamore Trees
  • £64.99 (ex VAT)
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A small Sycamore tree with delightfully variegated foliage, Simon Louis Freres is a popular choice. The young foliage emerges with salmon pink and red variegation and turns to green with cream variegation in splashes and streaks in the summer. Autumn brings with it golden and bronzed leaves tumbling to the ground.

This tough maple tree will grow to approximately 5 x 5 meters in 20 years in a rounded form and is suited to most sites with moist but well drained soil including shade or full sun. The Sycamore tree Simon Louis Freres makes a lovely feature tree

AKA Sycamore tree, Variegated sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus f. variegatum 'Simon-louis Frères', Acer pseudoplatanus Simon Louis Freres

  • Common name: Variegated Sycamore tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 5 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Pink & red variegation in spring, green & cream in summer and golden bronze in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to most soil types, preferring a moist, well-drained site

Planting Advice for Acer pseudoplatanus Simon Louis Freres Trees

Our pot grown Variegated Sycamore trees can be planted at any time of the year. Prepare your planting site by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and roughly 2x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree.

We recommend planting 'Simon-louis Freres' Variegated Sycamore trees with a staking kit. For single stakes, knock the stake in at an angle and use a buckle tie with a spacer to prevent chaffing. For more advice, visit the help section.

Aftercare Advice for Acer pseudoplatanus Simon Louis Freres Trees

If you’re planting 'Simon-louis Freres' Sycamore trees in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons and if your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard. Our complete planting kits contain an irrigation system, weed suppressing mulch mat and rabbit guard, as well as the rootgrow and staking kits mentioned above.

Pruning Acer pseudoplatanus Simon Louis Freres Trees

Pruning should be carried out in the dormant season, from November to March. Sycamore trees bleed during other times of the year so pruning can weaken the tree. However, the natural shape of Sycamore is normally the most attractive and pruning should be carried out with a less is more approach. Only remove, crossing, damaged or diseased branches.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Simon-louis Freres' Form: Tree Top grafted at 100cm Supplied Size: 120-150cm Root type: 10L pot Acer pseudoplatanus 'Simon-louis Freres' Price £64.99 (ex VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 100cm 120-150cm 10L pot £64.99 (ex VAT)
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Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Acer pseudoplatanus 'Simon-louis Freres' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot Acer pseudoplatanus 'Simon-louis Freres' Price £64.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 10L pot £64.99 (ex VAT)
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Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)
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