Norway maple

Acer platanoides and cvs.

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Norway maple (Acer platanoides and cvs.)
AY-sir plat-an-OY-deez
Genus:  Acer
This vigorous maple has large, broadly ovate, dark green leaves that turn yellow or red in autumn. It is invasive in some areas.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Numerous cultivars exist.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil.
Problems:  All Norway maples self-seed heavily and may present problems to neighboring plants as they out-compete them for water and nutrients.

Overview

Height
Over 30 ft.
Spread
Over 30 ft.
Growth Pace
Invasive/Aggressive Grower,
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Maintenance
Low
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Roadside
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Trees

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