Norway maple

Acer platanoides 'Drummondii'

Norway maple - Acer platanoides  'Drummondii'

Common Name: Norway maple
Genus: Acer
Species: platanoides
Cultivar: 'Drummondii'

The Latin translation of the word Acer refers to the texture and strength of the wood that plants in this Genus produce.

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 12.00 m (1200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 12.00 m (1200 cm)

Flower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Cream, White, OrangeFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Dark green leaves with creamy-white margins, turning orange in autumn and small clusters of red-tinged yellow spring flowers. This handsome round-headed tree is possibly the best variegated Norway maple. An excellent specimen tree for a medium-sized garden it is pollution-tolerant and copes well on most soils including clay.

  • Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required. Remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in April when the plant is in full growth.

  • Goes well with: Taxus baccatta, Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White', Epimedium x rubrum, Dryopteris filix-mas, Brunnera macrophylla, Galanthus nivalis.


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