Botanical Name: Acer platanoides 'Schwedler'
Common Name: Schwedler Norway Maple  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

25-40', 40-60'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Bronze, Dark Green, Purple


Bark Color

Brown, Grey


Fruit Color

Brown, Purple


Fruit Season

Summer, Fall


Full, Half



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Ranch, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Lawn, Street Tree


Special Uses

Shade Tree


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: Gordon Courtright
  • Description

  • Notes

This older Norway maple cultivar has maroon-purple spring foliage, fading to dark green in the summer. Schwedler is the “parent” of Crimson King and is a more vigorous grower and more cold hardy. Schwedler grows 40 to 60 feet tall and 30 to 50 feet wide. It has a generally upright and rounded habit. Like other maples, this one has spring flowers followed by winged-seed pods called sumara.
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best leave color occurs when planted in full sun. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, except very sandy ones. Tolerant of mild drought. Generally tolerant of many urban pollutants. Shallow root system.