Acer platanoides (Norway Maple)

Acer platanoides

Availability

Bareroot from November to April

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Non-trade pricing


Price £ each (ex. VAT)
Height Age 1+ 25+ 100+ 500+ 1000+
40-60cm 1u1 0.65 0.42 0.38 0.36 0.33
60-80cm 1u1 0.73 0.47 0.42 0.40 0.36
80-100cm 1u1 0.84 0.54 0.48 0.46 0.42

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Minimum order values
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Delivery

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Description

A handsome, fast-growing tree, with attractive sharply pointed leaves which turn deep golden yellow in autumn. At first sight the Norway Maple is often mistaken for Sycamore, but it is a far superior tree. Native to most of Europe, but not Britain, it is commonly planted as a specimen tree and in shelter-belts all over the country. The acid-green flowers are a very striking feature, opening in large clusters in March before the leaves.

Site and soil

A tough plant doing well on most sites, including acid soils. Good in exposed areas and copes well with pollution.

Height and spread

After 10 years: 8m x 4m
After 20 years: 13m x 7m

Leaf and bark

The Norway Maple has elegant 3-5-lobed leaves, each lobe ending in a fine point. They are shiny and dark green, turning to a rich golden yellow in autumn. The stems exude a milky sap when damaged. The bark is greyish-brown with criss-crossing grooves.

Flower, seed and fruit

The flowers are held in conspicuous upright clusters of acid yellow-green and open in March before the leaves. They are followed by winged seeds which sometimes turn red in summer.

Uses

Specimen tree, avenues, shelter-belts, planting on dry, exposed sites. A sugar can be made from the sap in spring. The wood is used for veneers and in cabinet making and to make small items like bowls and spoons.

Wildlife

Insects are attracted by the pollen in early spring.

Pruning

Pruning should be carried out over winter.