Spring Garden Tips

Norway Maple

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Botanical Name

Acer platanoides

Hardiness

Zones 3 to 7(8)

Height

40 to 50 feet

Width

Two thirds height or equal width

Flowers

April: yellow

Fruit

Samaras, pair set like coat hangers

Fall Color

Yellow

Light

Full sun to part shade

Soil

Well drained, adaptable

Planting and Care

Easy to transplant

Tolerates urban sites and is salt tolerant

Few scorch problems

Problems

Decline, girdling roots, verticillium wilt, weedy, overused

Varieties to Consider

Summershade - leathery foliage, more heat tolerant, 42x40'

Cleveland - upright oval form, yellow fall color, 40x30'

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