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Acer platanoides 'Superform'

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 65 feet.

Width: 35 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More 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, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

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, Scales and Borer, Armillaria, Verticillium, Girdling Root, Scorch, Tar Spot and Leaf Spot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Shade Tree, Street Tree, Buffer Strip or Screen.


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer platanoides 'Superform' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Nov 12, 2018.
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