Norway maple

Acer platanoides | Also known as: Plane-leaved maple | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Norway maple: these trees need pruning, otherwise there's 'norway' they'll remain the right size for your garden.

Acer platanoides or Norway maple is a large tree growing to around 30m in height. It has a large crown that grows in a round shape. It has grooved brown bark and bright green leaves with five lobes that have a few 'teeth' on each lobe. In autumn the leaves turn yellow, sometimes they also turn orange or red. The wood from this tree is hard and is used in the production of furniture. It's also used as a bonsai tree in Europe. It's considered an invasive species in North America. This tree is generally free from disease.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 10 - 15
Spread [m]
  • 15
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
Foliage in spring
  • Yellow-green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Yellow
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • budding
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-7
Heat zone
  • H7-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -12
Heat days
  • 0 - 90
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Park
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 30 years or longer
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