1. Education
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Reconsider Planting Norway Maple in Your Yard


Norway Maple:

Acer platanoides

Why You Should Not Plant Norway Maple!:

The shallow, fibrous root system and dense shade of Norway maple make it virtually impossible for grass to grow under the tree. The aggressive roots frequently girdle their parent tree, ultimately choking itself to death. Norway maple is also a non-native exotic. It has escaped the urban environment and is a threat to native maples.

Redeeming Features:

*Norway maple is tolerant of soil and climate conditions.
*Norway maple leaves may turn a rich yellow in fall under optimal conditions.
*Norway maple have lovely yellow flowers on leafless branches in Spring.

"More Bad Trees"

More Info on Norway Maple:

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.