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GLOBOSUM NORWAY MAPLE
Acer platanoides 'Globosum'

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Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage. Grows into a very symmetrical round canopy that resembles a "lollipop" on a stick. Its symmetry makes it a perfect small tree for a formal landscape.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 20 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Leaves Palmate, Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Green. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown or Green Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Brown or Dark Gray, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Leaf Stalk Borer, Gall Mites, Aphids and Scales, Verticillium, Scorch, Tar Spot and Leaf Spot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Shade Tree, Street Tree, or Screen.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer platanoides 'Globosum' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-platanoides-globosum >

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