Norway maple - Ten popular varieties presented

The maple is one of the most popular and widespread trees. There are well over 100 varieties of it. Here we present the 10 most popular ones to you in more detail.

This species comes from France, where it was bred in 1946. Crimson King grows rather weakly and reaches stature heights of up to 15 meters. The plants are also known as the maple. This can be explained with the dark red leaves. Younger leaves are darker in color and more brown.

" Tip: Wrinkled leaves after sprouting are typical. The tree is perfectly healthy and the leaves smooth out over time.

3. Norway maple cucullatum

This is an old breeding form, which was already known around 1880. Cucullatum takes up a lot of space and is less suitable for smaller gardens. The trees reach heights of more than 20 meters and have a rather narrow growth shape. The leaves can be up to twelve centimeters long and are rather rounded.

4. Norway maple Drummondii

This particularly attractive species comes from England, where it was bred at the beginning of the 20th century. Drummondii has strikingly light green and white edged and spotted leaves. The yellow scented flowers are also eye-catchers. The tree forms a spherical crown and grows up to 15 meters high.

5. Faassen's Black

This maple was discovered in Belgium in 1936. The leaves of Faassen's Black appear in a deep dark brown, which often gives the appearance of black. The leaves have a slight sheen on the top. The flowers also impress with a bright red. In autumn, the red leaf coloring is an eye-catcher. You should give the Norway maple plenty of space in the garden, because the trees will grow up to 20 meters high.

6. Globosum

The maple can also be cultivated in small gardens. The maple is an alternative if there is not enough space for the higher growing varieties. This variety was created in 1873. Globosum has a dense spherical crown, which is about six meters wide. The plants are mostly grown as a standard and grow up to six meters high.

" Tip: The maple is an alternative for smaller gardens due to its low height. The plants grow compactly and hardly need to be pruned.

7. Laciniatum

The bird claw maple is one of the oldest known cultivated forms. The pyramid-shaped species dates from 1781. The Norway maple is also characterized by its particularly long leaves. The plant got its name from the broad, wedge-shaped leaves that curve downward like claws.

8. Lorbergii

The Norway maple Lorbergii will grow particularly vigorously and will take up a lot of space in your garden. This variety was bred as early as 1829. This Norway maple can be easily recognized by the strikingly large and particularly deeply cut leaves, which have a refreshing light green color. The trees have twisted leaves and can reach heights of up to 20 meters.

9. Reitbachii

This is a form of Norway maple grown out in Germany. Reitbachii originated in 1874. The crop is rarely cultivated today. The plants sprout brown red. The leaves of this Norway maple take on a green color during the summer months. In autumn Reitbachii offers an attractive deep red leaf color.

10. Schwedleri

This breeding form also originated in Germany and more precisely dates from 1869. This variety is also in decline and has been less and less in culture in recent years. Since this Norway maple reaches a height of up to 20 meters, the plant is less suitable for smaller gardens. The leaves are already colored dark red when they sprout. In summer the foliage color appears greenish. Only the stem and the leaf veins retain the deep red color that can be observed when they sprout. The tree has a high-contrast appearance and enriches the garden year with its orange-red autumn color.

What do the individual varieties have in common?