Acer pseudoplatanus

Origin: non-native

Type: deciduous

Height: up to 35m high

Winter buds: green, fat oval buds, arranged in opposite pairs.

Leaves: opposite, 5 toothed and pointed lobes, long pink or green petioles.

Flowers: male and female yellow flowers in hanging clusters.

Fruit: paired winged fruits form an updside down v shape.

Distribution: widely planted.

Not to be confused with

Not to be confused with - Field maple

Field maple

Part of the same genus these two species are easily confused. Field maple's have a wider angled seed than sycamores.