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Emerald Queen Norway Maple

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Emerald Queen Norway Maple is an upright, dense-canopied shade tree. Norway maples tend to have aggressive roots systems and do not allow for grass and other plants to grow underneath them, due to their canopy density.

Newer hybrids, such as the Crimson Sunset Maple have removed some of the negative characteristics of Norway Maples.

Characteristics

Species:
platanoides
Average Landscape Height:
50 feet
Average Landscape Width:
40 feet
Genus:
Acer
Cultivar:
Emerald Queen
Branching:
decurrent
Canopy:
high
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
prune in full leaf
Flower Color:
lemon
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
Green
Fall Color:
yellow
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Emerald Queen Norway Maple has attractive green deciduous foliage on a tree with a round habit of growth. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. It is bathed in stunning corymbs of lemon yellow flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves.

Landscape Attributes

Emerald Queen Norway Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

Planting & Growing

Emerald Queen Norway Maple will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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