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    Prairie Splendor Norway Maple

    Acer platanoides 'Prairie Splendor'

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    Prairie Splendor Norway Maple (Acer platanoides 'Prairie Splendor') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Prairie Splendor Norway Maple foliage

    Prairie Splendor Norway Maple foliage

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Prairie Splendor Norway Maple (Acer platanoides 'Prairie Splendor') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Prairie Splendor Norway Maple

    Prairie Splendor Norway Maple

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  40 feet

    Spread:  30 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3b

    Description:

    This well shaped shade tree is graced with burgundy to rich purple leaves throughout the whole season; hardy enough for northern gardeners; will adapt to most soils; casts a deep shade when mature

    Ornamental Features

    Prairie Splendor Norway Maple has attractive deep purple foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. It is covered in stunning corymbs of lemon yellow flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Prairie Splendor Norway Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Prairie Splendor Norway Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Shade

    Planting & Growing

    Prairie Splendor Norway Maple will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from 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 medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

    This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

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

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