Variegated Norway Maple – Acer Platanoides Drummondii


The Variegated Norway Maple is a visually striking tree known for its unique cream and green leaves, offering benefits to wildlife and enhancing urban landscapes. Adaptable and moderately easy to grow, it provides a compelling focal point in any garden or park setting.


Variegated Norway Maple – Acer Platanoides Drummondii

The Variegated Norway Maple, Acer Platanoides ‘Drummondii’, is popular for its distinctive foliage and adaptability, thriving across temperate regions.

Features This cultivar blooms in early spring, showcasing small, yellow-green flowers. It does not produce edible fruits or nuts but may develop samaras (winged seeds) that facilitate wind dispersal. Native to Europe, ‘Drummondii’ is a moderate grower with a broad canopy. Leaves are large, with a unique cream and green variegation. The bark is grey and smooth, and the tree lacks thorns. Reproduction is mainly through seed dispersal.

Benefits for Nature Variegated Norway Maple supports local wildlife, offering habitat and food through its seeds. While not a major nectar source, its dense canopy provides shelter and nesting sites. This tree contributes positively to urban biodiversity, with a low toxicity level that makes it safe for most wildlife.

Landscaping and Design In landscape design, ‘Drummondii’ is prized for its striking variegated leaves, adding contrast and visual interest. Its round, dense canopy fits well in urban parks, residential areas, and as a specimen tree. The variegation brightens shaded areas, pairing beautifully with darker-green foliage plants for a layered effect.

Preferred Conditions This maple variety prefers moist, well-drained soils and can adapt to a range of pH levels. It’s tolerant of urban pollution and can withstand moderate wind, but extreme conditions may damage the delicate variegated leaves. Full sun to partial shade is ideal to maintain the vibrant leaf coloration.

Fun Fact about Variegated Norway Maple Discovered as a natural mutation, the ‘Drummondii’ stands out for its rare leaf pattern. Unlike its green-leaved counterparts, this variegation offers a unique aesthetic appeal, making it a sought-after choice for gardeners and landscape architects.

Summary The Variegated Norway Maple is a visually striking tree known for its unique cream and green leaves, offering benefits to wildlife and enhancing urban landscapes. Adaptable and moderately easy to grow, it provides a compelling focal point in any garden or park setting.

1. Style

Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants, Young Tree

2. Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

3. Stem Girth/Height

4-6cm (H 1.7 – 2.0m), 6-8cm (H 2.0 – 2.3m), 8-10cm (H 2.3 – 2.5m), 10-12cm (H 2.5 – 3.0m), 12-14cm (H 2.7 – 3.2m), 14-16cm (H 3.0 – 4.0m), 16-18cm (H 3.5 – 4.5m), 18-20cm (H 4.0 – 5.0m), 20-25cm (H 4.5 – 5.5m), 25-30cm (H 5.0 – 6.0m), 30-35cm (H 5.5 – 6.5m), 35-40cm (H 6.0 – 7.0m), 40-45cm (H 6.5 – 7.5m), 45-50cm (H 7.0 – 8.0m), 50-60cm (H 7.0 – 9.0m), 60-70cm (H 7.0 – 10m), 70-80cm (H 7.5 – 11m), 80-90cm (H 7.5 – 12m), 90-100cm (H 7.5 – 13m), 100-120cm (H 8.0 – 15m), 120-140cm ( H 8.0 – 17m), 140-160cm ( H 9.0 – 19m), 160-180cm ( H 9.0 – 20m), 180-200cm ( H 10 – 20m), 200-250cm ( H 10 – 25m), H 0.1 – 0.3m, H 0.1 – 0.3m, H 0.3 – 0.5m, H 0.5 – 0.7m, H 0.7 – 0.9m, H 0.9 – 1.1m, H 1.1 – 1.3m, H 1.3 – 1.5m, H 1.5 – 1.7m, H 1.7 – 2.0m, H 2.0 – 2.3m, H 2.3 – 2.5m, H 2.5 – 3.0m, H 3.0 – 3.5m, H 3.5 – 4.0m, H 4.0 – 4.5m, H 4.5 – 5.0m, H 5.0 – 6.0m, H 6.0 – 7.0m, H 7.0 – 8.0m, H 8.0 – 9.0m, H 9.0 – 10m, H 10 – 12m, H 12 – 14m, H 14 – 16m, H 16-18m


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