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Norway Maple -
Acer platanoides (latin)
Area of origin: Europe as far as the Caucasus.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 25m (82'), width up to 15m (49.2').
Foliage: deciduous.
Soil Type:All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -32°C.
Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.
Norway Maple - Acer platanoides  Norway Maple - Acer platanoides
Norway Maple - Acer platanoides
Characteristics and Uses:
Very beautiful autumn colours which turn from yellow to orange and then to red. This tree grows quickly and is widely used in rows or planted alone in parks and gardens.  Other than by the leaves, this tree can be distinguished from the Sycamore Maple by the colour of its buds which are red unlike those of the Sycamore Maple which are green.
List of Maples:
Amur Maple (Acer ginnala), small tree, rapid growth
Box Maple (Acer negundo)
Field Maple (Acer campestre), extremely beautiful autumn colours
Italian Maple (acer opalus), its foliages turns yellow in the autumn
Montpellier Maple (acer monspessulanum), extremely beautiful spreading shape
Paper Bark Maple (Acer griseum), unusual bark, beautiful autumnal foliage
Père David's Maple (Acer davidii), light soil, attractive bark
Red Maple (Acer rubrum), moist soils, dislikes chalky soils
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum), will even grow in flooded land in winter
Snake bark Maple (Acer pennsylvanicum), unusual bark, yellow foliage in the autumn
Sugar Maple (acer saccharum), red tint in the autumn
Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus), extremely resistant to pollution, beautiful yellow foliage in the autumn
Trident Maple (acer buergerianum), dislikes chalk, beautiful autumn colouring, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
Vine maple (Acer circinatum), its foliage is very original becoming a lovely orange red in the autumn.

Japanese Maples, small decorative tree, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
See the Maples catalogue
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