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Norway Maple

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Ginkgo tree

Ginkgo tree

Species

Acer platanoides

Family

Aceraceae

Campus Location

Three Norway maple trees are situated across the east lawn area of the Capitol Campus. One grows on the lawn between the Visitor Center and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Native Range

Central and Eastern Europe and western Asia

Description

  • Norway maples are conspicuously wide with broad, colorful leaves. In autumn, the leaves of the Norway maple can be yellow, gold or orange.
  • The royal redleaf variety that can be found between the Visitor Center and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has reddish-purple leaves all summer.
  • The tree is deciduous and can grow 60 to 80 feet tall and about 5 feet in diameter.
  • It's susceptible to verticillium wilt and anthracnose.
  • Landscape uses include shade, street tree, specimen, parks and large open spaces.

History and significance:
This stout, beautiful tree is frequently planted as a shade and street tree in many U.S. cities.

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