Timberpedia - Norway Maple

Norway Maple

Latin Name:Irish Name:Native to Ireland?
Acer platanoides No

About the Tree

Introduced in about 1683 from the Caucasus. Rare in Ireland.

Also called the “Crimson King”

It is a deciduous tree growing to 20/30 m tall with a trunk up to 1.5 m diameter, and a broad,
rounded crown.

Even though the leaves are similar to those of the Sycamore and the London Plane tree, the
Norway Maple is not related to those two trees.

The bark of this tree is gray to brown, and it becomes rough and fissured into narrow ridges on
older trees.

Its native of Europe where it grows well in humid temperate regions.

About the Wood

The wood is hard, yellowish-white to pale reddish, with the heartwood not distinct; it is used for
furniture and turnery

Ahorn bluehend2 Norway maple in full flower
Acer platanoides 1aJPG Foliage and fruit
2014-10-30 10 39 54 Norway Maple foliage during autumn on Durham Avenue in Ewing, New Jersey Typical yellow fall foliage
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