The Norway mapple is an fast growing medium
high tree, This strong tree is mainly planted
as an ornamental tree, but also provides
good timber. The norway maple will grow
on very poor ground, but is sensitiv for salt.
In fall it will color yellow, but there are a
lot of cultivars with beautiful deep red colors.
The seeds of the Norway maple
The seeds of the Norway mapple are spread by
the wind. A storm in fall can take those
seeds miles away. By turning around they are
propelled up to 1 mile high in the air.
The flowers of the Norway maple
The green-yellow flowers appear before the
leaves in the spring
The leaves of the Norway maple
The leaf is sharp pointed and deeply incised.
The sharp points gives this tree its european name.
Norway Maple as a street tree
The Norway maple is a reasonable street tree,
that grows in poor grond. The acer planatoides
are sensitive for salt pollution.
Acer platanoides 'Cleveland' is a cultivar
which remains smaller (10 meter) is used as
a street tree.
Globe Norway Maple
The Acer platanoides' Globosum' or Globe Norway
Maple is widely seen as a nice street tree and
good garden tree.
The tree has the ideal height of 5 meters.
The dense foliage makes it very suitable
as a tree for terraces. This tree should not
pruned. A disadvantage is that a high
purchase price. Like all the acer it is
sensitive for salt.
Acer or Maple
Maple trees are famous for there
bright autumn foliage.
Those leaves are palmate veined and lobed