Arboretum
"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   
Norway Maple
(Acer plantanoides)

Donated by Village of Hoffman, IL
Tree Map Location: # 5


Norway Maple tree Norway Maple leaf Norway Maple bark Norway Maple fruit


Leaf: Opposite, simple, and palmately-veined, 5 to 7 lobed with long pointed "teeth", exudes milky white sap from the petiole when detached, dark green above, paler below. A purple (nearly black) leaf variety known as Crimson King is widely planted.  
Flower: Appear in early spring, before leaves; bright yellow-green in color, with male and female usually on different trees.  
Fruit: Widely divergent 2-winged samaras, 1 1/2 to 2 inches long in clusters, relatively flat seed cavity, mature in late summer and persist into the winter.  
Twig: Stout, brown with a large, turban-shaped, green to purple(fall and winter) terminal bud, large bud scales.  
Bark: Gray-brown, a bit corky, on older trees shallowly furrowed with long narrow, somewhat interlacing ridges.  
Form: Medium sized tree to 80 feet tall, usually with a dense rounded crown.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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