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Acer platanoides Drummondii


Norway Maple

Specimen tree with dramatic variegated foliage

An Acer with a dense crown of green lobed leaves that have a distinctive creamy margin. Clusters of delicate yellow flowers cover the tree in spring.


A low maintenance and pollution tolerant tree, so this tree is happy in any urban space. It will fit any medium or large garden and loves to grow in an open sunny spot.


A hardy tree that will grow in any moist but well-drained soil.

Acer Drummondii is believed to have originated from Northern Europe.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 1900 cm - 2500 cm
Plant width 1125 cm - 1500 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 310 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From February to September