I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore Saplings
Acer Pseudoplatanus Hedging
Sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus, is a large tree that makes a superb windbreak for very exposed locations, especially by the sea.
Sycamore can, in theory, be grown as a hedge but we don't really recommend it for this
Sycamore trees can reach 35-40 metres tall.
The plants on this page are young saplings, ideal for large scale planting or in woodland projects. You can also buy larger Sycamore trees here.
See our full range of hedging options.
Sycamore Saplings are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
Choosing a size:
When you are ordering lots of Sycamore plants, we generally recommend that buy the smaller sizes, graded at 40/60cms or 60/80cms. They are cheaper than large plants, easier to handle and they will establish well in poor conditions.
Use the larger 120/150cm tall plants if you want a big tree quickly.
All our Saplings are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
General description of Sycamore plants:
Sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus, is an impressive, fast-growing, large, deciduous tree. The foliage is bright green with beautiful autumn tints and Sycamore trees will grow in any fertile soil except very wet sites.
History & uses of Acer pseudoplatanus:
Its wood carves well and has long been used for all sorts of small items, especially eating utensils. Sycamore is not a true native, but it has been naturalised in Britain for a thousand years or more.