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ACER platanoides 'Almira'
Norway maple is a fast-growing deciduous shade tree native to Europe but naturalized in the United States and elsewhere. Somewhat more irregular and open in habit than the similar 'Globosum', 'Almira' has a low broad domed canopy and dark green, five- to seven-lobed leaves that turn pumpkin yellow in fall. The leaf stems exude a milky latex if severed. Clustered yellow-green flowers – which are more abundant and conspicuous than those of many maples – are followed by winged brown seeds ('Globosum' is seedless). The bark is dark gray and fissured.
Norway maple is very tolerant of a wide range of sites and conditions but does best in locations with full sun to part shade and well-drained average soil. This tough and adaptable tree does well in urban settings. Its dense roots and shade and its penchant for prolific self-sowing make it a poor choice for gardens and natural areas. Its sale is banned in Massachusetts and several other areas because of its invasiveness.
7 - 1
3 - 7
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
20'-30' / 6.1m - 9.1m
20'-35' / 6.1m - 10.7m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Soil Compaction
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Chartreuse
Green, Tan, Sandy Brown
Green, Light Green
Green, Dark Green
Brown, Sandy Brown, Gray
Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees
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