Acer platanoides 'Drummondii' Variegated Norway Maple
Common Name: Variegated Norway Maple
Botanical Name:Acer platanoides 'Drummondii'
Mature Height: 10m
Key Features:Proven & reliable garden performer; Striking creamy to green variegated foliage; Regular size and shape; Use as a specimen, amongst mixed borders or as an avenue tree
This cultivar of the Norwary Maple has been a favorite in gardens of all designs, shapes and sizes since it was first introduced at the turn of the 20th Century. Being native to most of Europe from Scandinavia to Iran the Norway Maple has a toughness and adaptability that has made it one of the most popular and dependable trees for UK and Irish gardens.
'Drummondii' is perhaps the most splendid of all variegated trees. The emerald green leaves have deep cream margins which when seen on mass in the trees canopy creates a striking light and dazzling effect. The beauty of 'Drummondii' renders it a perfect specimen tree, though its regular size and shape mean several lining a drive would create an even more dramatic uniform effect. Its bright contrast is most vivid when used against a darker backdrop. 'Drummondii' can tolerate acidic or alkaline soil, some drought or flood, and even sea shore conditions, however summer winds can cause superficial bruising of the leaf margins. It's only limitation is it's not tolerant of long, baking hot summers which can exclude it from some city gardens of southern England. Full Hardy