SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Sacramento State University - Sacramento, CA, Ukiah, CA, National Arboretum - Washington, D.C. and Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR
Tolerates a wide variety of soils, slight alkali, and smog. Grows best in light, well-drained, fertile loam. Endures drought but prefers moisture.
Native to Eastern and Central Europe and Southwest Asia.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 60 feet.
Width: 35 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Brown or Dark Gray, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Very Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit and Twigs.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Anthracnose, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as High.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer platanoides Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-platanoides >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI