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Queen Elizabeth Maple

Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt.

Scientific Name: Acer campestre'Evelyn’

Under Power Lines:
No—this tree is not approved for planting under power lines.

Street Tree Planting:
Yes—minimum planting strip width of 5 feet. If planting a street tree, you must be approved for a permit.

This attractive medium sized tree makes a great street or yard tree with upright branching and dark green leaves turning brilliant yellow in fall.

Mature Height:
35 feet

Mature Spread:
30 feet

Dark green about 5’’ long and 4’’across. Leaves turn a nice yellow shade in fall.

Small yellowish-green flowers in April/May.

Cultural Notes:
Grows well in well-drained soils in full sun to part shade, however thrives in full sun. Generally, a very adaptable urban tree.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems, however susceptible to verticillium wilt and insects like aphids and borers.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 20 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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