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Norway maple

  • Trees and Shrubs
Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Robert Mineau)
Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
  • Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
  • Acer platanoides 'Columnare'



Origin and description

A tree with a very regular spherical crown that can grow to 25 metres. Its very dense, dark green five-lobed leaves turn bright yellow and remain on the tree until late into the fall.

Common name

Norway maple

Latin name (genus)

Acer platanoides

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Aceraceae

Growing conditions

Norway maple adapts well to urban conditions and has no special soil requirements.


Norway maple is planted because of its shape and the shade it produces. It has long been popular as a street tree. But once it reaches maturity, its dense shade considerably restricts the choice of plants that will grow at the base of the tree.


  • Zone 4b
Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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