“Acer platanoides Drummondii is in cultivation since 1903 and this form produces magnificently variegated foliage which has a wide, creamy white margin. It is widely known in North America as the Harlequin Maple and is a medium to large tree with a rounded form. Acer platanoides Drummondii does well on most soil types, tolerates air pollution and resists drought. It is most impressive in the spring when the vegetation is at its most vivid but summer winds can bruise the leaf margins of young trees which then scorch brown. This however is only superficial and does not affect its performance the following year. This clone can provide vivid contract within a garden, particularly against a dark evergreen backdrop so take care to place this tree as the results can be very rewarding.”