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Acer platanoides 'Emerald Lustre'
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Plant Type: Deciduous Trees

This is one of the finest, most aristocratic trees available. It is a good choice for a shapely street or shade tree; lustrous dense dark green foliage turns a rich yellow in fall, maintains a tight form with minimal pruning. Emerald Lustre® Norway Maple has attractive dark green foliage which emerges brick red in spring. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. It is blanketed in stunning corymbs of lemon yellow flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may ‘bleed’ sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Emerald Lustre® Norway Maple will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 45 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 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 100 years or more.

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.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Red tinge early turning to glossy green

Plant Spread

50-60'

Good Companions

Plant Height

50-60'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-7

Soil Moisture


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun.

Growth Rate

Average.

Seasonal Interests