Norway Maple

Acer platanoides

Norway Maple: Full Tree - Click for larger image
Leaves
Twigs & Fruiting Structures
Bark
Distribution and Uses

Leaves

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Norway Maple: Leaves - Click for larger image
Norway Maple: Keys - Click for larger image

Twigs & Fruiting Structures

  • Hairless and brown twigs

  • Large, hairless, green or red, single buds (click here for image)

  • Clustered flowers have 5 green-yellow petals; often male and female on different trees; appear early spring before leaves

  • Paired, flattened keys 4-5cm (1½-2”) in length; light brown, mature in summer

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Bark

  • Grey or brown and furrowed into narrow ridges; rough to touch

Distribution & Uses

  • Prefers humid temperate areas

  • Inhabits along roadsides and streets

  • European native and widely planted (often for shade) across the United States

  • Susceptible to Dutch Elm disease (click here for image)

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Norway Maple: Bark - Click for larger image