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European Maple, Norway Maple
Acer platanoides 'Emerald Lustre'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: platanoides (pla-tan-OY-dees) (Info)
Cultivar: Emerald Lustre
Additional cultivar information:(PP4837, aka Pond)
Hybridized by Bailey Nurseries
Registered or introduced: 1979

Category:

Trees

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Belfield, North Dakota

Cincinnati, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 12, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:


Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 4837 has expired

Positive

On Jun 3, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Discovered as seedling in Canada in 1967

This shade tree was selected by Don Pond for its outstanding branching habit, hardiness, and vigor. The immature foliage displays an attractive red tinge before maturing to glossy deep green leaves with a slightly wavy margin.


Upright spreading, rounded, yellow fall color.