Unique Features: The Norway maple was introduced here in the 1700’s and adapted well enough to become invasive in the eastern U.S. 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 Fairview grows moderately into an upright, oval form that is more pyramidal when young. The new leaves emerge red-purple and turn dark green in summer, retaining some purple on the leaf tips. The orange-yellow fall color is unique for Norway maples. Maples ‘wake up’ as early as February, and necessitate some extra watering into April. 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/ Norway/ Fairview
- A somewhat smaller and narrower growth habit than other Norway maples
- New leaves emerge a deep purple-red and turn to a rich bronze-green in the summer
- Vibrant orange-yellow color in fall
- Avoid planting in areas of reflected heat to prevent leaf scorch
Mature Height: 35'-45'
Mature Spread: 25'-35'