Acer platanoides 'Deborah'
Common name: 
Deborah Norway Maple
A-ser plat-an-OY-dez
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf deciduous tree, dense, broadly oval to rounded, to about 45 ft (14 m) high and 40 ft (12 m) wide, straight trunk.  Leaves simple, opposite, reddish to maroon in spring, later a dark bronzy green; fall color yellow, orange or bronzy. Leaf color comparison of ‘Deborah’, ‘Crimson King’, and species (green) type.
  • Sun.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 3b        Selected by John Mathies in 1967 from a seedling of ‘Schwedleri’ introduced by the Cannor nursery of Chilliwack, B.C. about 1975 (Jacobs, 1996).  Plant Patent PP4944 (1982).
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: SW corner of Monroe Ave. and 25th St., east of Dawes Annex.
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  • flowers, early spring

    flowers, early spring

  • plant habit, spring

    plant habit, spring

  • plant habit, mid-spring

    plant habit, mid-spring

  • leaves, mid-spring

    leaves, mid-spring

  • plant habit, mid-summer

    plant habit, mid-summer

  • leaves, mid-summer

    leaves, mid-summer

  • plant habit, fall

    plant habit, fall

  • plant habit and leaves, fall

    plant habit and leaves, fall

  • leaves, fall

    leaves, fall