Mail order source for Acer platanoides 'Drummondii'

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  1. scross1

    scross1 Active Member

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    Hello,
    I have been looking for an online source for Acer platanoides 'Drummondii'. I have checked the usual suspects (Forest Farm, Greer, etc...) with no luck. Does anyone know a source where I can find this tree through mail order?

    Thanks

    Scott
    Hamilton, NJ
     
  2. NJACER

    NJACER Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Scott,

    I am not sure of a mail order source but I saw these last week at Nikes Nursery in Farmingdale. He had 3 of these that were around 6 feet tall if I remember correctly.

    Ed
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Common item but apt to be unstable, green branches soon appearing and aggressively taking over unless pruned out. Then there is the problem of it being a Norway maple cultivar. Even here in dry summer Seattle area I have seen more than one wooded site where this species has appeared beneath native trees, looking like it was going to become dominating at some point. One Seattle park I have been to has thousands of them coming up, like cress.

    The native bigleaf maple also sprouts in masses each spring, but most of these do not make it through the summer. In the one park the Norway maples are living through the summer and growing on.
     
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  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    You're a bit further south in New Jersey, but I do find it interesting that the state of Massachusetts has "prohibited" (I'm assuming) the sale of Acer platanoides.

    The Native Plant Society of New Jersey lists it as Strongly Invasive and Widespread
     

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