Norway Maple Acer platanoides

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Botanical Name:

Acer platanoides dewinged

Family:

Sapindaceae

Genus:

Acer

Species:

platanoides

Common Name:

Norway Maple

Height:
60-100 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

New York state is now requiring us to label this seed as follows: Invasive Species-Harmful to the Environment.

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  • Acer platanoides

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Acer platanoides (Norway maple) is a species of maple native to eastern and central Europe and western Asia, from France east to Russia, north to southern Scandinavia and southeast to northern Iran. It is a member of the soapberry and lychee family.
* Acer platanoides is a deciduous tree, growing to 20–30 m (65–100 ft) tall with a trunk up to 1.5 m (5 ft) in diameter, and a broad, rounded crown. The bark is grey-brown and shallowly grooved. Unlike many other maples, mature trees do not tend to develop a shaggy bark.
* The tree tends to grow out leaves earlier than most maples and holds its leaves somewhat longer in autumn. Seeds begin to be forming in mid-spring and ripen over the course of the summer months, finally dropping in the fall.
* The wood is hard, yellowish-white to pale reddish, with the heartwood not distinct, it is used for furniture and turnery
* It is in flower from Apr to May, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October.
* It is favored due to its tall trunk and tolerance of poor, compacted soils and urban pollution, conditions that sugar maple cannot grow in. more...
* The plant can tolerate strong winds but not maritime exposure. more...
* The dark green leaves may turn rich yellow in the fall and can be spectacular.
* Tough and pollution-resistant. more...