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Acer platanoides ‘Emerald Queen’

Norway maple

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height8m to 15m
  • Spread7m to 14m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourBright green, yellow

Description

Acer platanoides ‘Emerald Queen’ (Norway maple). This is a fast-growing cultivar with shiny, bright green leaves and an upright, oval habit. Yellow, upright clusters of flowers are ornamental, although they are small. These turn into winged fruits in the autumn. Autumn foliage is yellow.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Norway, Switzerland

Interest and use

Ornamental, shade, foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This maple has a shallow root system and therefore should not be planted into the lawn as it will take all the moisture and nutrients out from the soil.

Propagation

By grafting

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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