Annys Globe Maple, also known as Acer platanoides ‘Anny’s Globe,’ is a cultivar of the Norway Maple species. These trees are often planted in gardens and landscapes for their ornamental qualities.
Annys Globe Maple Trees are small, slow-growing deciduous trees that typically reach heights of about 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) and a similar spread, when mature. They tend to grow compact forming a rounded globe-shaped crown. The tree’s crown maintains its shape as it grows, requiring minimal pruning to maintain its desired form. The foliage is deeply lobed and palmate, with five-to-seven-pointed, serrated leaf lobes. The leaves have a bright green colour during spring and summer, turning to vibrant shades of golden-yellow in autumn.
Annys Globe Maple trees are known for their adaptability to various environmental conditions. They are hardy and can withstand temperatures of up to -28 Celsius. These trees thrive in full sun to partial shade, but they tend to have the best growth and fall coloration in full sun. Acer Campestre Annys Globe can tolerate a wide range of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils. It is essential for these trees to be planted in well-drained soil as they may struggle in extremely wet or poorly drained areas.
Annys Globe Maples are commonly used as accent plants in small and large gardens and even urban landscapes, due to their compact size and rounded form. Their unique shape and vibrant foliage make them an eye-catching addition to any garden. These trees can be used to create borders, hedges, or to line driveways. Their small stature makes them suitable for containers and large pots, allowing them to be grown on patios or balconies. Their dense crown provides shade and can be used for creating a shaded areas around the garden, wherever needed.
Annys Globe Maple Trees are relatively low-maintenance plants. They require regular watering during their establishment period but can become moderately drought-tolerant once established. Mulching around the base of the tree helps retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth. Pruning is typically minimal, mainly limited to removing any dead or damaged branches or to shape the tree slightly. Pruning is best done during the dormant season in late winter or early spring. Applying a balanced fertilizer in early spring can provide additional nutrients for healthy growth.