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Acer platanoides

Common Name(s):
Norway maple
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Shallow roots make it difficult to grow plants underneath; easy to transplant; tolerates air pollution and city conditions; sensitive to 2 4-D herbicide; there are plant improved cultivars. Learn more about "Acer platanoides 'Stand Fast'"

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Height:
40-50 ft. but can reach 90 ft.
Flower:
Species is dioecious; bright yellow-green in color and somewhat showy, appearing in the spring before the leaves. Fruit- Widely divergent 2-winged samaras, 1 1/2 to 2 inches long in clusters, relatively flat seed cavity, mature in late summer and persist into the winter.
Zones:
3-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types (sand, clay); tolerates hot, dry conditions
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Dense; rounded, symmetrical crown; broad spreading
Width:
30-45 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
Opposite, simple, palmately-veined, 5 to 7 lobed with long pointed teeth", dark green above, paler below; exudes milky white sap from the petiole when detached. Yellow fall color.
Tags:
“playground “, “play “, deciduous, fall color, yellow, shade tre, “children’s garden “

NCCES plant id: 1890

Acer platanoides whole tree
Tero Laakso, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Acer platanoides flowers
Maja Dumat, CC BY - 2.0
Acer platanoides bug
Flora Cyclam, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Acer platanoides samaras- fruit
Anja Jonsson, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0