Acer platanoides 'Drummondii'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained
- Rate of growth: vigorous
- Flowering period: April to May
- Flower colour: yellow
- Other features: creamy-white edged leaves turn orange in autumn
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Dark green leaves with creamy-white margins turning orange in autumn and small clusters of red-tinged, yellow spring flowers. This handsome, round-headed tree is possibly the best variegated Norway maple. An excellent specimen tree for a medium-sized garden, it is pollution-tolerant and copes well on most soils, including clay.
- Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.
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Q:How can we stop Powdery Mildew on our Norway Maple tree?
Hi. We purchased a Norway Maple tree around 3 years ago from Crocus, and every year towards the end of the Summer, the leaves have a powdery white mildew on them. We do have clay soil, but try to keep the tree well watered in dry weather. We have also tried a mildew spray, this seems to prevent any further mildew from appearing at the time. Do you have any suggestions as to how we can stop it appearing this year? Many thanks for your time. FionaAsked on 15/2/2010 by Anonymous
A:Hello Fiona, Powdery Mildew is caused by poor air circulation around the branches and dry soil around the roots. We do have a page on our site which you may find useful so just click on the following link to go straight to it. http://www.crocus.co.uk/pestsanddiseases/_//top12/Powdery%20mildew/ArticleID.1174 I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 16/2/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Fungus and dry leaves on Acer?
Hi there, I have noticed in the last week that one of my Acers has developed very dry yellowed leaves and a white soft fungus on its bark, what do you think this could be? My other Acers are fine, but I'm worried that this will spread. What can I do to remove/avoid this? Kind regardsAsked on 14/9/2009 by nikki craig
A:Hello There, Acers are prone to a number of pests and diseases, but I suspect yours is suffering from a wooly scale - just click on the following link for more information. http://www.crocus.co.uk/pestsanddiseases/_/pests-and-diseases/stems/artcat.6/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 23/9/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Is there an evergreen Acer?
Could I just ask if there is an Acer that is not 'deciduous' but 'evergreen'?Asked on 14/3/2005 by Susan McGarragh
A:Sadly not as all Acers are deciduous.Answered on 16/3/2005 by Crocus
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