The trees are fairly wind tolerant and are often used in to give protection from the wind in mixed shelterbelts. They are fast-growing and rapidly produce a screen. A rose coloured dye is obtained from the bark.Wood - hard, heavy, fine grained. Used for small domestic items.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Acer platanoides.
Layering, which takes about 12 months, is successful with most species in this genus. Cuttings of young shoots in June or July. The cuttings should have 2 - 3 pairs of leaves, plus one pair of buds at the base. Remove a very thin slice of bark at the base of the cutting, rooting is improved if a rooting hormone is used. The rooted cuttings must show new growth during the summer before being potted up otherwise they are unlikely to survive the winter.Cultivars can be budded onto rootstocks of the species. Any grafting is best carried out in September rather than February.
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The Norway maple is a quick-growing tree that has been widely planted in Britain and is more or less naturalized. There are many named forms that have been selected for their ornamental value. Norway maple is a bad companion plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants. The leaves are seldom eaten or defaced by insects because the tree contains a sharp milky juice that they dislike.Trees take 30 years to produce seed.
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