Information about Acer pseudoplatanus f. atropurpureum

Acer pseudoplatanus f. atropurpureum, commonly known as the purple-leaved sycamore or dark-leaved sycamore, is a cultivar of the Sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus). It is a deciduous tree that is native to Europe and Western Asia, and it is widely cultivated as an ornamental tree for its attractive foliage.

The leaves of Acer pseudoplatanus f. atropurpureum are a deep purple-red color, which can vary in intensity depending on the amount of sunlight the tree receives. In the spring, it produces clusters of small, yellow-green flowers, which are followed by pairs of winged fruits known as samaras.

This cultivar prefers moist, well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. It is generally hardy in USDA zones 4-7, and it can grow up to 60 feet tall with a spread of 40 feet. However, it can be pruned to maintain a smaller size.

Overall, Acer pseudoplatanus f. atropurpureum is an attractive and popular ornamental tree that adds a splash of color to any landscape.