A09: Variegated Sycamore. Acer pseudoplatanus variegatum.
The sycamore is not native to Britain but comes from central, eastern and southern Europe. It was probably introduced sometime in the Middle ages but the first records in the wild are from 1632. It is thoroughly naturalised, can grow to 35 m and live for 400 years. The variegated variety grows to 24 m and is slow growing. It was first described in 1730