Norway Maple
Scientific Name: Acer platanoides

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Norway Maple 

Hardiness Zones:  3-7, habit: deciduous, growth rate: moderate, site requirements:  Sun; range of soil types (sand, clay); tolerates hot dry conditions. Texture: Medium to coarse Dense; rounded, symmetrical crown; spreading. Height: 40 to 50' but can reach 90', width: 30 to 45', leaf:  dark green simple, 5 lobbed leaves with sharp points; yellow fall color.

Flower/Fruit: Small yellowish green flowers in early spring.

Comments:

Shallow roots make it difficulty to grow plants underneath; easy to transplant; tolerates air pollution; sensitive to 2 4-D herbicide.

History:
 
The Norway Maple was introduced in the US in 1756 and is native to Europe. It has been available as an ornamental tree sold in nurseries since its introduction into the United States.

The Norway Maple is similar to the Sugar Maple except where its seed wings are on a 180 degree angle and the Sugar Maple's seeds are on a 120 degree angle. Also if you break a leaf stem (petiole) on the Norway Maple its sap is milky white where the Sugar Maple's sap is clear.

The Norway Maple tree's bark is regularly grooved where the Sugar Maple's bark has irregular grooves/plates.

The Norway Maple has become invasive in forest through the northwest and northeast and has the ability to shade out native species and thus out compete them.
 
Cultivars:

'Cleveland' - 'Crimson King' - 'Emerald Queen' - 'Schwedleri'

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