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Acer platanoides 'Columnar'

Columnar Norway Maple
  • Plant Type:
  • Tree
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Deciduous
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Large
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 30-35' x 12"15'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Narrow, Upright
  • Native To:
  • Asia, Japan
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Insignificant
  • Special Features:
  • Attracts Birds/Butterflies, Cold Hardy, Fall Color, Intermountain Conditions
  • Container Sizes:
  • #15, #25
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 1-9, 14-17
  • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone:
  • 4


This is a majestic deciduous tree that slowly achieves 60 feet in height but only 20 feet in width. Native to Europe and western Asia, its columnar shape once made it popular as a wind break on open planes. A shallow and spreading root system makes it less than perfect for applications near streets or sidewalks. The leaves are 3-5 inches wide with 5 lobes, and are deep green. As one might expect of a maple, these turn a brilliant yellow in the fall. A slow grower, it will adapt easily to many soil types. It is well-suited to parks and makes a grand specimen or shade tree.