Norway maple (Acer platanoides)

Norway maple (Acer platanoides) (18380 bytes)    Norway Maple is an attractive landscape tree that is tolerant to drought, summer heat, and soil alkalinity. It has a round to broad oval crown and is very dense. Hardy to zone 4, it grows 40 to 60 feet in height and 30 to 50 feet wide, and prefers full sun. It has no serious insect problems. Verticillium wilt can be a problem, especially in sites with compacted soil. Trunks of young trees should be protected from sun­scald injury. Norway Maple casts dense shade and it is difficult to grow turf underneath low branching specimens.
norwaymaple foliage (5839 bytes) fall norway maple foliage (5206 bytes) Foliage consists of large, dark green five lobed leaves which remain in good condition throughout the growing season. The foliage remains green later than most other deciduous trees and may turn a clear yellow in the fall.
Norway maple flowers (9617 bytes) Flowers Numerous showy clusters of bright greenish yellow flowers appear in the spring.
norway maple seed (3039 bytes) Seeds Fruits fan out very wide, almost in a straight line.
norway maple bark (6190 bytes) Bark The bark is tight and high-ridged.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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