Acer negundo L.

English Ashleaf Maple ISEIA: C1
Lëtzebuergesch Eschen-Äerchen EASIN
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Report the species

Report Acer negundo to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Acer negundo L. in Luxembourg. Recorder-LUX & iNaturalist, 2019.08.26.

In Luxembourg, the first documentation of Acer negundo in the wild dates from 1958. It was found by Léopold Reichling on 1st June 1958 at Stromberg (Municipality of Schengen). Seven observations of the species in Luxembourg can be found in the Recorder data base (08/01/2018).

In Central Europe, ashleaf maple is tolerant to flooding and is especially competitive in wide floodplains where the tree’s vegetative regrowth can be impressive. However, in the absence of flooding, the species is usually replaced in the course of succession by more shade-tolerant species. In optimal conditions, its permanent and fast vegetative regrowth leads to the formation of dense clones and to the exclusion of other tree species and herbaceous plants.

Risk assessment

ISEIA Protocol: C1 (1+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2013: 18).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., Y. Krippel, M. Pfeiffenschneider & S. Schneider, 2013. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of non-native vascular plant species in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 15-21. [PDF 652 KB]
  • Welter A., J.Turk & J. Trossen, 2008. Les arbres introduits au Luxembourg. Inventaire des essences arborescentes non indigènes de pleine terre présentes sur le territoire du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. Ferrantia 53, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg, ISSN 1682-5519, 111 pp.

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Acer negundo L. In: - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: [26.08.2019].

 Last updated on Thursday, April 19, 2018.