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Golden Variegated Norway Maple*

Acer platanoides 'Aureomarginatum'

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Golden Variegated Norway Maple (Acer platanoides 'Aureomarginatum') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Golden Variegated Norway Maple

Golden Variegated Norway Maple

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  50 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

One of the more colorful shade trees available, with bold, yellow edged foliage with narrow lobes; good for creating interest in a larger landscape or as a solitary feature tree in the front yard

Ornamental Features

Golden Variegated Norway Maple has attractive green foliage edged in yellow throughout the season. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Variegated Norway Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Variegated Norway Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Golden Variegated Norway Maple will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features