Acer platanoides ‘Globosum’ (Dwarf Norway Maple)
Another man-made formal little deciduous tree in the European tradition. Reliable and tough as old boots. Please contact for stock availability and sizes.
Hardiness level Green
This is a dwarf form of the Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) grafted onto a 6ft trunk of the normal Norway Maple tree. The effect is neat, formal and manageable. The top can grow to almost 20ft across but the whole top can be clipped occasionally (in late winter before the new growth begins) to retain the formal and manageable look - including the underneath - to make walking underneath the branches possible.
Very tough tree, grows on almost any reasonably well drained soil and does good (yellow) autumn colour.
Think of it as formal - lending itself well to avenues, matrices and other such symmetrical arrangements.
Propagated by top worked graft (the graft is at the top of the trunk rather than near the ground).
N.B. When clipping several plants with the same tool, have a bucket containing a 5% bleach solution and swish your blades around for 30 seconds between plants to sterilise them. This will help avoid the chance of cross contamination of disease.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.
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