Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Acer platanoides L. - Norway Maple - Aceraceae
Acer platanoides
© Paul Hackney
Acer platanoides
© Paul Hackney
Acer platanoides
© Paul Hackney
Acer platanoides
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

This tree, native to the European continent, is normally encountered only as planted specimens in demesne woods or other deciduous plantations. A variegated form is sometimes grown in gardens. It has some similarity in leaf-shape to the plane-tree, but its leaves are arranged in opposite pairs like the sycamore, and it has sycamore-like fruits.

Self-sown trees are occasionally found.

All names: Acer platanoides L.