Scientific Name: Acer platanoides
Common Name: Norway maple
Family Name: Sapindaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Invasive plant, Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 22 - 30m x 10 - 15m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Opposite, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Orbicular, Reniform, Dentate
Flowers: Cyme, Yellow, Green, Apr
Fruit: Samara, Schizocarp, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, palmate with 5 long-pointed lobes (reminiscent of the Canadian flag leaf except with more elongated and pointy teeth); blades , most 12-16cm long x 11-18cm wide, petioles 15-20cm long, broken leaf veins or petiole ooze milky sap; schizocarps 7-9cm wide, thick edge of wings at wings at 110-130 degree angle (widely divergent wings - unlike sycamore maple), samaras 4-5cm long, seeds flattened, ~1cm wide. Winter ID: buds opposite, 2-3mm long, terminal buds 5-6mm long, plump green to burgundy; leaf scars 3-lobed with 3 widely spaced leaf scars; fruit may be present.