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Acer platanoides


Norway Maple




Origin:  Eastern Europe.
Family
Sapindaceae (Aceraceae)
Genus
Acer
Species
platanoides
Category
Woody
Type
Tree (deciduous)
Pronunciation
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 7
Canadian Hardiness Zone
2a - 6b
RHS Hardiness Zone
H6 - H7
Temperature (°C)
-34 - (-15)
Temperature (°F)
-30 - 5
Height
30 m
Spread
15 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
April
General Description
A very popular tree available in a wide variety of cultivars that is well suited to intense urban conditions.
Landscape
Accent tree, mass plantings, city and courtyard gardens, border, screening, cottages, large properties, urban tree or as a specimen.
Cultivation
Plant in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-draining neutral to slightly acidic soil.
Shape
Large rounded crown.
Growth
Fast
ID Characteristic
When snapping the petiole the stem exudes a white latex sap.
Pests
Maple tar spot, verticillium wilt.
Habitat
Woods.
Bark/Stem Description
Dull,deep grey bark with regular shallow fissures.
Flower/Leaf Bud Description
Large rounded pronounced buds that are dark chestnut in colour.
Leaf Description
Broadly palmate with three distinct lobes. Leaves to 10 cm across.
Flower Description
One of the most floriferous of the Acer species. In fact I will begrudgingly admit that when in full flower in early spring it is quite attractive. Large clusters of yellow, lime green flowers cover the entire tree. Very attractive to bees.
Fruit Description
Clusters of keys light beige in colour that grow up to 4 cm across, and are produced in copious quantities.
Colour Description
Pale yellow in autumn.
Texture Description
Medium textured tree.
Notable Specimens
The University of Western Ontario and Rayner Gardens, London, Ontario, Canada. Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England.
Propagation
Seed, or by softwood cuttings in June.
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