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Variegated Norway Maple

Acer platanoides 'Variegatum'

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Variegated Norway Maple (Acer platanoides 'Variegatum') at Sargent's Gardens

Variegated Norway Maple

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Variegated Norway Maple (Acer platanoides 'Variegatum') at Sargent's Gardens

Variegated Norway Maple foliage

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Height:  50 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


An unusual and interesting variety that makes a great landscape focal point; a dense shade tree known for a well shaped crown and straight trunk; green and white foliage changes to yellow with a tinge of pink in the fall

Ornamental Features

Variegated Norway Maple has attractive white-variegated light green foliage on a tree with a round habit of growth. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

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 tree will require occasional maintenance 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.

Variegated Norway Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Foliage Color  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features