|Acer pseudoplatanus is a large maple reaching 40 to 60 feet tall under cultivation, over 100 feet in the wild. Spread is 2/3 to equal the height. Upright growth habit, forms an oval to rounded crown. Grayish bark peels off in rectangular scales, exposing orange-brown inner bark. Summer foliage is green, fall color tends to be brown, with a little yellow. Yellowish green flowers are borne on 2- to 4-inch panicles. Samara fruit matures in the fall, up to 2 inches long and angled. Thrives in cool, moist climates but very adaptable to different soils, high pH and has salt tolerance. Subject to cankers, and dead wood needs to be pruned out regularly. Good choice near the seashore, very popular in Europe, but not as useful in North America. Many cultivars are available. Native to Europe, Western Asia, cultivated for many centuries.