• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms a compact pyramidal to oval head 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Habit
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser plat-an-OY-dez
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 17, 30 - 43
    Growth habit:Columnar, Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Forms a compact pyramidal to oval head 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Purple
    Blooms:Spring
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasThis dwarf, more narrow form of Norway Maple, much smaller than Crimson King, is perfect for narrow spaces and smaller gardens. Use this dark purple tree in lieu of beech to create bold color effects in large landscapes. Display against blue or gold tinted evergreens. Stand against tall light colored buildings for hearty contrast. Line up into a sculptural windrow. Try a pair to mark the entry to a drive or homesite. Suitable size to plant under power lines.
    Companion PlantsThis great maple looks gorgeous against Colorado Blue Spruce, (Picea pungens 'Glauca'), Pecos Crepe Myrtle, (Lagersstroemia indica x fauriei 'Zuni'), Saratoga Maidenhair Tree, (Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga') and Whitespire Japanese White Birch, (Betula platyphylla japonica 'Whitespire').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought, when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This is the signature genus of the Aceraceae or maple family. The genus was classified in the eighteenth century and contains about 200 species. Most are native to the northern hemisphere. This species is native to a huge range from Europe to Scandinavia, Russia and Iran.
    Lore:
    This is among the few trees species that grows north of the Arctic Circle.