Friday, June 5, 2015
Meet The "Norway Maple" (Acer platanoides)
The Norway Maple - Acer platanoides - is a Medium-Large Deciduous Tree that is extremely sturdy. The average height when mature is between 60-100 feet tall. This tree is known to withstand tough winters, ice, wind and even contact with road salt. It is very similar in appearance to the Sugar Maple and the two are often times mixed within planned street plantings-this usually is a result of being confused for the same variety even at the nurseries. Both are commonly planted as street trees for oth their consistent growth habit and their sturdiness. It grows best in zones 3-7 here in the United States, but is actually native to Eastern-Central Europe from France to Russia and Scandinavia and much of Southwest Asia.
Image Citation: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org