As an invasive plant, the Norway maple could be changed in lots of areas with a number of different maple tree varieties, particularly the sugar maple and the crimson maple, each of which supply the identical magnificence general with just a few key advantages. Each maples are native to North America and have lengthy been current inside the native ecosystem.
The sugar maple tree is a hardwood tree that does nicely in lots of areas. It’s shade-tolerant and performs nicely in barely sandy soils. It is also simple to develop, requiring little or no hands-on assist or trimming. These timber develop tall, typically reaching 80 ft tall, however inside the first ten years, they’re solely prone to develop to fifteen to twenty ft, making them simpler to suit right into a denser area. They do not have the identical thick foliage both, which suggests companion crops can develop close by and nonetheless do nicely. They’re additionally stunners in terms of fall shade.
The crimson maple, as its title implies, has a redder tone to its leaves, particularly within the fall months. It is also fast-growing, however they do nicely when planted in a dense forest. Most will develop a few foot or so per 12 months, reaching as excessive as 80 ft tall over time. This tree has good shows of fall colours but additionally would not eat up too lots of the vitamins from the encircling space, permitting it to work nicely with different crops close by.