Norway Maple - Acer platanoides

    Description

    Large spreading tree to 30 metres. Leaves large, 10 to 15 cm across, palmately 5 to 7 lobed, the lobes long pointed with a few coarse teeth. Flowers yellowish green 7 to 8 mm in broad erect panicles, before the leaves. Fruit with horizontal wings.

    Similar Species

    Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Woods and hedgerows.

    When to see it

    April and May.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Local in Britain and probably mostly from planted stock.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 30 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map