Unique Features: The Norway maple was introduced here in the 1700’s and adapted well enough to become invasive in the eastern U.S. So far that’s not a problem in Colorado. They grow at a moderate rate, have strong wood, and the deep green leaves are large and cast a dense shade. They do have shallow roots that can lift sidewalks, and they can be picky about water. The Emerald Queen grows into a large, upright oval form, and the bright green leaves change to a rich yellow to orange in fall. It has a faster growth rate than the other Norway maples and does produce seeds. Maples ‘wake up’ as early as February, and necessitate an increase in winter watering at this time. The Norway maples are less affected by soil pH, but are somewhat intolerant of poorly drained soils so it is recommended to elevate the top of the root ball above grade level by several inches.
Maple/ Emerald Queen
- Emerald Queen has a uniform, oval growth habit with dense branching
- Bright yellow to orange foliage in fall
- As with all maples, it should be wrapped during the winter to avoid 'sun scald'
- Don't forget to winter water!
Mature Height: 40'-50'
Mature Spread: 30'-40'