SelecTree: Tree Detail
GLOBOSUM NORWAY MAPLE
Acer platanoides 'Globosum'
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL
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.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
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.
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, Armillaria, Verticillium, Scorch, Tar Spot and Leaf Spot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Shade Tree, Street Tree, or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer platanoides 'Globosum' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Aug 15, 2018.
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