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Norway Maple

Acer platanoides

Plant Description

Deciduous broadleaf tree with large, pointy-tipped, palmate leaves very similar to Big Leaf Maple.

Plant Details

Life Forms
Habitats
ODA Listing
Soil and Moisture Conditions
Suggested Actions
Shade Preference
Distribution Widely distributed across the US
Control Prevention is best - do not plant Norway maple. Seedlings can be hand-pulled. Trees can be cut to the ground and regrowth cut again as needed.
Reproduction and Spread Produce many seeds that take root in gardens, forests, and forest edges.
Introduced Introduced from Europe in 1756 as an ornamental.
Look Alikes Big Leaf Maple
Impact Creates a dense canopy; spreads into native woodlands and reduces native tree, shrub, and wildflower diversity.
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