Priestgate

Sycamore

Latin Name : Acer pseudoplatanus

Leaf with seeds in a long cascade

Bud breaking in Spring

Notice the serrated leaf margin and red leaf stalk

Flowers appear after leaf break and hang like a fat catkin

A fancy variety of Sycamore – ‘Leopoldii’ also makes a very large tree

A couple of interesting varietirs – this on is ‘Somon-Louis Freres’

…. and this one is ‘Leopoldii’