I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Acer drummondii Maple Trees
Acer platanoides drummondii, commonly known as the Harlequin or Drummond Maple, is a variety of Norway maple with variegated leaves. They have the classic maple star shape with a bright green centre and creamy margin. Suitable for a medium sized garden. Acer drummondii produces small clusters of pale yellow flowers called corymbs in April, before the branches get covered in foliage. The leaves look great when the full sun shines through them. In autumn they turn a clean, shining yellow, sometimes with orange tones, that looks great in a mixed stand with other maple varieties. The mature bark is steely grey with vertical fissures that reveal rusty flashes of deeper wood. Acer drummondii Maple trees can reach a height of about 12 metres. We also grow another ornamental Norway Maple variety - Acer Crimson Sentry.
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Acer platanoides Drummondii is about half the size of a wild Norway Maple, so is a good choice for a medium sized garden.
If you have a smaller garden, you may consider training your tree into a bush. Acer drummondii Maple naturally has quite a short trunk and responds well to being pruned into a more compact form.
History & uses of Harlequin / Drummond Maple
This tree was bred at the Drummond Nursery in Scotland, around 1910.