Common Name: Norway maple
Origin/Ecology: Native to eastern and central Europe and southwest Asia.
Habit: Medium-sized deciduous shade tree growing 40-50′ tall with dense, symmetrical, rounded crown.
Leaves: Leaves 7″ across have five sharply pointed lobes and resemble those of sugar maple. Leaf stems exude a milky sap when cut. Fall colour is usually unremarkable yellow.
Leaf Arrangement: opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Small yellow flowers in erect corymbs in spring before foliage. Paired samaras to 2″ long.
Water Use, Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soil. Tolerant of wide range of soils. Tolerant of heat and drought, and urban pollutants.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Shade tree, street tree.
Limitations: Invasive in many areas of North America. Susceptible to verticillium wilt. Shallow roots can crack or heave pavement, interfere with turf, interfere with other plants growing within drip line.