Norway maple - Sapindaceae Acer platanoides

Taxonomy

FamilySapindaceae
GenusAcer
Speciesplatanoides
Common NameNorway maple
iTree CodeACPL

Plant Form

FormTree: large rounded crown
Height60 feet
Spread50 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliageopposite, simple, 3-5”wide, pointed lobes, wavy edge; milky sap from leaf stemLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkgray/brown and smooth when young. dark & furrowed with age
Budred/green/brown, rounded/plump terminal budsBud Arrangement Information IconOpposite
Twigcurrent year green, gray/brown with age
Floweryellow/green flowers with petals
Fruitpaired ‘helicopters' (samaras) 2” green to brown, ‘mustache’ shaped
Fall Coloryellow, brown

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin5.0SoilModerate
Max7aMax8.0SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
TolerantModerateNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginEurope, Asia
Previous FamilyAceraceae
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