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Norway Maple

Acer platanoides

Also known as

Eagle's claw maple, Maple

Photo by Gnokialowl (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








50 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Norway Maple Overview

Acer platanoides is a large, vigorous, deciduous tree with a rounded, open crown and spreading branches. Its deeply-lobed, dark green leaves that end in slender, pointed teeth, turn bright yellow, orange or brown in autumn. Clusters of scented, yellow flowers appear in spring, followed by winged fruits, characteristic of acers. Known also as Norway Maple or Plane-Leaved Maple, Acer platanoides is planted in large gardens, parkland and used as a street tree, due it's low maintenance and architectural qualities. It can withstand an exposed site and tolerates most soil types if fertile, moist and well drained. It likes a sunny or partially shaded site.

Common problems with Norway Maple

How to propagate Norway Maple





By budding in summer.

Special features of Norway Maple

Autumn colour

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Norway Maple

Its wood is hard & often grown in plantations for furniture making

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