Acer Pseudoplatanus (Sycamore) 'Corstorphinense'
|Species||:||Acer Pseudoplatanus Costorphinense|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Large Leaves,Yellow Foliage|
|Mature Size||:||Medium (10-15m)|
|Tree uses||:||Coastal Planting|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Cold Exposed Sites,Parkland Trees|
The leaves are golden yellow when young, hardening to a yellow/green in summer. It is a small tree with a rounded habit.
It was under this tree that Lord Forrester was murdered by his sister in law with his own sword at Corstophine, Edinburgh, in 1679. She was then executed for the crime and it is said that the original tree is still haunted by their ghosts!
It tolerates air pollution and thrives in most soils, and is particularly useful for coastal sites where it can make an effective defence against strong winds and salt-laden air.
It is a similar clone to ‘Worleii’.
Mature height: 10-15m