Acer platanoides Drummondii

  • Height 10 years: 5m-10m / 16ft-33ft
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow

Drummondii is a fine example of the Norway Maple, growing quickly into an attractive tree with real presence.

The distinctive feature of Drummondii is the unusual variegation of the leaves, which have a characteristic white margin highlighting the classic pale-green hues for which the Norway Maple is known.

The tree produces small lime green flowers in April, before the leaves emerge, and these mature into characteristic winged seeds in the autumn

In autumn the leaves turn golden in the autumn.

Drummondii trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Drummondii tree - bare root
4m-7m tall after 10 years
£19.95
Out of stock
2-year Drummondii tree - in a 12L pot
4m-7m tall after 10 years
£39.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Acer Pla Drummondii maple tree


We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

How to grow

The variegated leaves are a key characteristic of Drummondii. Occasionally a new shoot will revert to plain green - any such branches should be pruned out.

Like all Norway Maples, Drummondii grows easily in most soils, including poor soils in brownfield sites.

Drummondii characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive tree / plant Attractive foliage Autumn foliage colour Variegated foliage
  • Height 10 years: 5m-10m / 16ft-33ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Occasional drought
  • Useful for: Open spaces Street / amenity Specimen planting
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Flowering month: April
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous