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Scientific Name: Acer platanoides 'Princeton Gold'
Pronunciation: AY-sur pla-tan-OY-dees
Common Name: Princeton Gold Norway maple
Family Name: Sapindaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves palmate with 5 lobes deeply incised, looks like Canadian flag leaf; petiole is long, broken leaf veins or petiole ooze milky sap. Winter ID: buds opposite, large, plump green/burgundy; samaras held at wide angle.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:22 - 30m
Spread:10 - 15m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
Princeton Gold Norway maple
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Margins: Dentate
Additional Info: Spectacular fall colour, 7-14 cm x 8-20 cm wide; 1-3 teeth on each lobe

Inflorescence Type: Corymb
Flower Morphology:n/a
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May
Additional Info: 15 to 30 florets
Fruit Type: Samara
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Sep
Additional Info: wings to 5 cm long; two seeded, flattened 10-15 mm x 3 mm
Bark Morphology: Lightly fissured
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Black, Grey
Leaf Bud Type: Ovoid
Leaf Scar Shape:U-shaped
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots

Propagation: Softwood cuttings, Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Anthracnose, Wilt, ( Drought resistant )
Specific Pests: Phyllactinia guttata
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