Acer platanoides ‘Globosum’ (Dwarf Norway Maple)

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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Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

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