Propagation Methods

Acer pseudoplatanus
Sycamore Tree

Propagated with:

Cutting - softwood, Seed


Best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame, it usually germinates in the following spring. Pre-soak stored seed for 24 hours and then stratify for 2 - 4 months at 1 - 8c. It can be slow to germinate.


Cuttings should have 2 - 3 pairs of leaves, plus one pair of buds at the base. Remove a very thin slice of bark at the base of the cutting, rooting is improved if a rooting hormone is used. The rooted cuttings must show new growth during the summer before being potted up otherwise they are unlikely to survive the winter.


Air Layering:

Which takes about 12 months, is successful with most species in this genus.


Root Cuttings