How to Grow Acer platanoides Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Norway Maple

Norway maple

Norway Maple photograph by Blondinrikard Fr_berg.

Acer platanoides

Acer platanoides 'Oregon Pride' photograph by F. D. Richards, CC.

Acer platanoides Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acer platanoides
  • Common Name: Norway maple
  • Growing Zone: USA: 3 to 7
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 600 to 960
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 420 to 600
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Green
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Spreading or horizontal, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Grafting or soft-wood cuttings
  • How to Prune: Requires little to no pruning. In some cases hard pruning can be disruptive.
  • Pests: Aphids and horse chestnut scale are sometimes a problem
  • Diseases: Usually disease free but Verticillium wiltcan be problematic

Further Information

Garden Plants Common Name Index

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