Norway Maple

Acer platanoides

This native to parts of Europe and Asia has been introduced to North America as an ornamental tree appreciated for its colorful leaves. It has a characteristic rounded crown and grayish-brown bark that becomes grooved with age. These maples release chemicals that inhibit the growth of nearby native understory saplings.
Habitat:
Planted on streets, in yards and parks.
Growth Habit:
Fast-growing, deciduous tree to average of 15.2 m in height, 9.1-13.7 m in width.
Bloom Time:
Early spring.
Longevity:
Short-lived.
Presence in US:
CT DC DE ID IL IN KY MA MD ME MI MN MT NH NJ NY OH OR PA RI TN VA VT WA WI WV
Presence in Canada:
BC ON QC NB NS PE