SelecTree: Tree Detail
SUPERFORM NORWAY MAPLE
Acer platanoides 'Superform'
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
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.
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.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Shade Tree, Street Tree, Buffer Strip or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer platanoides 'Superform' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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