Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'

Norway Maple

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune if needed when dormant or midsummer after sap stops running.

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This tree is compact with a very narrow habit and great color from spring into fall.

  • Grows narrow and upright
  • Good for tight spots
  • Deep purple leaves turn red to bronze in the fall

Ideal for planting in small landscapes or tight spaces within large landscapes.

Height: 20-25 ft
Spread: 10-15 ft
Zone: 3-7
Color: Green

Interesting Notes about Norway Maple:

The Norway Maple is unsurprisingly a non-native tree, but is a popular shade tree similar to the Sugar Maple. It tolerates poor soils, resists wind and ice damage, plus it can handle pollution. The one negative is that it has roots that tend to grow very close to the soil surface, which is important because these are feeder roots. These roots and the overall size of the tree will eventually dissuade other plants from growing beneath the tree. The tree does produce fruit which are referred to as samaras (or helicopters) that mature in fall.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Focal Point
  • Fall Color
  • Mass Planting
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Purple
  • Bronze
  • Green
  • Red


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water