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  • Acer platanoides Princeton Gold Tree
  • Acer platanoides Princeton Gold Tree
  • Acer platanoides Princeton Gold Tree
  • Acer platanoides Princeton Gold Tree
Carefully Packaged UK Grown Trees

Acer platanoides Princeton Gold Tree

Yellow Norway Maple Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

This variety of the Norway maple tree shows striking clear yellow spring and summer foliage. One of the very best for golden yellow leaf colour, Princeton Gold is resilient to sun scorch and very hardy, tolerant of most soil types, pollution and some drought. Yellow clusters of small flowers appear on the bare branches in April along with helicopter-like seeds later in the year.

Expect a height and spread of around 8 x 5 metres in 20 years from this ornamental tree. With an attractive upright, spreading habit, Yellow Norway Maple makes a great tree where space allows.

AKA Princeton Gold Norway maple, Acer platanoides Princetown Gold, Prigo

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Acer platanoides Princeton Gold Acer platanoides Princeton Gold
10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Acer platanoides Princeton Gold Acer platanoides Princeton Gold
45L pot 3.0 - 3.5m Premium Standard Tree approx 10-12cm girth £179.99 (ex. VAT)
Acer platanoides Princeton Gold Acer platanoides Princeton Gold
45L pot 3.5 - 4.5m Heavy Standard Tree approx 12-14cm girth £219.99 (ex. VAT)
Acer platanoides Princeton Gold Acer platanoides Princeton Gold
55L pot 4.5 - 6.0m Extra Heavy Standard Tree, approx 14-16cm girth £249.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver. All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge. Although it is rarely a problem, we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat
1-4 large trees: £19.95 + vat

Orders containing mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees are calculated in the checkout process.  These costs vary by postcode, but you can buy more than one tree for the same delivery cost and so if you are purchasing a good number of trees it works out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Non Mainland UK and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Acer Platanoides Princeton Gold trees

When planting Norway Maple trees, such as the Yellow Norway maple, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Norway maple trees can be planted at any time of the year. Bare root acer platanoides trees need to be planted between November and March. If you are not planting your bare root Norway maple tree straight away, it is best to ‘heel in’ your tree. Dig a hole in an unused area of soil and pop the roots of the tree in, gently firming around. If you’re planting within a couple of days, you can untie the bag around the roots, water, re-tie and then store in a frost free garage or shed.

Whether planting a pot grown or bare root Norway maple tree, you will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees or prepare and apply the gel mixture for bare root trees), especially if you have poor soil.

You do not need to amend the soil with compost when planting a Norway maple tree, simply fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. When planting Norway maple trees, you should use ericaceous compost when possible as this encourages vibrant foliage colour. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Princeton Gold Norway Maple trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. If possible, use rain water instead of tap water as this is more acidic and better for foliage colour. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.
Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Only shade loving plants will grow beneath Norway maple trees. If you wish to cover the area, decorative bark is the best option. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Yellow Norway Maple trees

Pruning should be carried out in the dormant season, from November to March. Norway Maple trees bleed during other times of the year so pruning can weaken the tree. However, Norway Maple trees very rarely need pruning. The natural shape is normally the most attractive and pruning should be carried out with a less is more approach. Only remove, crossing, damaged or diseased branches.

Acer platanoides Princeton Gold Tree (Yellow Norway Maple Trees) Description

  • Common name: Yellow Norway maple tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 8 x 5 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Golden yellow spring leaves turn yellow green in summer & autumn
  • Soil: Best planted in moist, well-drained sites and suited to most soil types