1 Norway Maple Tree, 3ft+ in 1L Pot Acer Platanoides, Stunning Autumn Colours.
1 Norway Maple / Acer Platanoides
3Ft+, in a 1L Pot
A strikingly handsome cultivar of the Norway maple named after the Drummond Nursery of Stirling in Scotland.
Common Name: Norway Maple
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
A species of maple native to eastern and central Europe and southwest Asia, from France east to Russia, north to southern Scandinavia and southeast to northern Iran.
It is a deciduous tree growing to 20–30 m tall with a trunk up to 1.5 m diameter, and a broad, rounded crown. The bark is grey-brown and shallowly grooved; unlike many other maples, mature trees do not tend to develop a shaggy bark. The shoots are green at first, soon becoming pale brown; the winter buds are shiny red-brown. The leaves are opposite, palmately lobed with five lobes, 7–14 cm long and 8–20 cm (rarely 25 cm) across; the lobes each bear one to three side teeth, and an otherwise smooth margin. The leaf petiole is 8–20 cm long, and secretes a milky juice when broken. The autumn colour is usually yellow, occasionally orange-red. The flowers are in corymbs of 15–30 together, yellow to yellow-green with five sepals and five petals 3–4 mm long; flowering occurs in early spring before the new leaves emerge. The fruit is a double samara with two winged seeds, the seeds are disc-shaped, strongly flattened, 10–15 mm across and 3 mm thick. The wings are 3–5 cm long, widely spread, approaching a 180° angle. It typically produces a large quantity of viable seeds. It is not particularly a long-lived tree, with a maximum age of around 250 years.
It does well on most soil types, tolerates air pollution and resists drought
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