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Fairview Norway Maple

Acer platanoides 'Fairview'

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Fairview Norway Maple (Acer platanoides 'Fairview') at Spruce It Up Garden Centre

Fairview Norway Maple

Fairview Norway Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Fairview Norway Maple (Acer platanoides 'Fairview') at Spruce It Up Garden Centre

Fairview Norway Maple in fall

Fairview Norway Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  45 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A shapely cultivar of Norway Maple with purple leaves changing to bronze-green over the summer; a good, dense shade tree for medium-sized landscapes

Ornamental Features

Fairview Norway Maple has attractive deep purple-tipped dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. It is clothed in stunning corymbs of lemon yellow flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Fairview Norway Maple 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.

Fairview Norway Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Fairview Norway Maple will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 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 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
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Shade 
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Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features

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