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FAASSEN'S BLACK NORWAY MAPLE
Acer platanoides 'Faassen's Black'
Photo Locations: National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Arnold Arboretum - Bosten, MA
Dark purple leaves in summer.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 30 - 40 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Purple, Purple, Deciduous.
Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Dark Brown, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Neutral 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 'Faassen's Black' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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