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20 Norway Maple Trees, 60-90cm Acer platanoides Hedging,Stunning Autumn Colours

£21.99

Expected release date is 1st Nov 2020

20 Norway Maple / Acer Platanoides  60-90CM, 2-3Ft Bare-Rooted Trees

 

These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.

 

A strikingly handsome cultivar of the Norway maple named after the Drummond Nursery of Stirling in Scotland.

 

Growing Details

Common Name: Norway Maple
Genus: Acer
Species: platanoides
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/lightAcidicChalky/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.

 

Description

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

 

For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.

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