Norway maple: Acer platanoides
This species grows in the wild in a woodland environment in Europe and Asia Minor. The bright yellow, fragrantgrouped in dense umbel-shaped clusters appear in spring and they are very popular with bees. The shiny, green pointed leaves have striking autumn colours that vary from gold-yellow to red . The ‘Globosum’ variety with its spherical crown is a particularly decorative plant for growing in a container. It will grow in a sunny to partially shady position and will thrive in moderately dry to moist , preferring acid soil to an excessively limy one. In summer it should be fertilized about every two weeks. This variety of maple is frost and pollution-resistant and tolerates periods of drought without suffering serious damage. ‘Globosum’ is usually grafted on a rootstock and grows in a harmonious shape without requiring any . Besides aphids, this species sometimes suffers from leaf spot in the case of excessive moisture of the soil.