All bare root trees available November to March only. The 2019-2020 bare root season is now closed and all bare root orders will be processed for delivery in November 2020.
Bare Root Acer Platanoides Drummondii Variegated Norway Maple Options Explained
1-2 Years Old: Supplied as a Maiden so you can prune to which ever shape you desire e.g. Half Standard.
2-3 Years Old: Supplied as a Half Standard. Formative pruning already taken place.
If you are a beginner, go for the 2-3 year old tree.
Bare Root Acer Platanoides Drummondii AKA Harlequin or Drummond Maple
This is a great Acer for a striking impact on an average sized garden and if you are in a hurry then the fast growing nature will be of appeal. The green leaves have a white band around the edges giving a look that you do not see very often. The more upright shape and stunning looks make it a popular choice for public parks and gardens growing to around 6 metres at the 10 year point and a mature height of around 15 metres. Could grow to be 5 to 10 metres wide. Considered to be reasonably drought and pollution tolerant which also makes it a good choice for public planting.
The small yellow flowers make an appearance in April and are not that newsworthy. You probably won't even notice them unless a storm blows the tree over and it comes crashing through your bed room window.
Autumnal foliage will be in the orange range giving you another show of colour before Winter nakedness.
Planting Bare Root Acer Platanoides Drummondii Variegated Norway Maple
Suitable for most soils including clay and chalk so you can plant almost anywhere. Hardy down to minus 20 degrees centigrade so even public parks populated with penguins could have this tree. Plant in a full sun or partial shade position. If you plant in heavy shade then you may experience slightly different shades of green.
Pruning Bare Root Acer Platanoides Drummondii Variegated Norway Maple
The tree would benefit from an occasional thinning to promote new growth. This is best done in the dormant season which is usually November to March. Sometimes leaves may appear a solid green, it is best to prune these out as they will dominate the canopy.
Additional Information About Our Bare Root Variegated Norway Maple
Originally bred in Scotland at the Drummond nursery around 1910. We spent a great deal of time researching why this Maple tree was called Drummondii but could not find anything......we are at a loss, your guess is as good as ours.
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
All Our Trees Are Grown In The UK
As far as we know, none of our trees have sneaked off for holidays abroad and so are UK Grown.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it.
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots.
Have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other issues.
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