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Norwegian Sunset Maple

Acer 'Norwegian Sunset'

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Norwegian Sunset Maple (Acer 'Norwegian Sunset') at The Growing Place

Norwegian Sunset Maple in fall

Norwegian Sunset Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Norwegian Sunset Maple (Acer 'Norwegian Sunset') at The Growing Place

Norwegian Sunset Maple in fall

Norwegian Sunset Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Norwegian Sunset Maple (Acer 'Norwegian Sunset') at The Growing Place

Norwegian Sunset Maple

Norwegian Sunset Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  35 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

This variety features a strong, oval habit of growth and yellow-orange to red fall color, heat and drought tolerant once established; a fine shade tree for smaller yards

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Our Growing Place Choice plants are chosen because they are strong performers year after year, staying attractive with less maintenance when planted in the right place.

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Ornamental Features

Norwegian Sunset Maple is covered in stunning racemes of lemon yellow flowers along the branches in early spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Norwegian Sunset Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Norwegian Sunset Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Norwegian Sunset Maple will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above 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 fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

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