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Acer platanoides ‘Globosum’

Globosum Norway Maple

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height8m to 15m
  • Spread7m to 14m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourGreen-yellow
  • Leaf ColourBright green, yellow

Description

Acer platanoides ‘Globosum’ (Globosum Norway Maple). This is a 'lollypop' form of the Norway maple, with the scion grafted the top of the rootstock at about 2m. It has a rounded, bushy crown. It has bright green leaves which turn shades of gold, yellow and occasionally red in the autumn. Upright corymbs of small green-yellow flowers are produced just as the leaves start to unfurl, which presents a good contrast.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Norway Maple

Origin

Norway, Switzerland

Interest and use

Ornamental, shade, foliage. Grown primarily for its habit.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Drought, wind and pollution tolerant. Does not tolerate waterlogging.

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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