Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Compact, dense pyramidal to oval head 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Dense Habit
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser plat-an-OY-dez
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 17, 30 - 43
Growth habit:Columnar, Compact
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Compact, dense pyramidal to oval head 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Purple
Blooms:Spring
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design IdeasUse this dark purple tree in lieu of beech to create bold color effects in large landscapes. Display against blue or gold tinted evergreens. Stand against tall light colored buildings for hearty contrast. Line up into a sculptural windrow. Try a pair to mark the entry to a drive or homesite.
Companion PlantsThis great maple looks gorgeous against Colorado Blue Spruce, (Picea pungens 'Glauca'), Pecos Crepe Myrtle, (Lagersstroemia indica x fauriei 'Zuni'), Saratoga Maidenhair Tree, (Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga') and Whitespire Japanese White Birch, (Betula platyphylla japonica 'Whitespire').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This is the signature genus of the Aceraceae or maple family. The genus was classified in the eighteenth century and contains about 200 species. Most are native to the northern hemisphere. This species is native to a huge range from Europe to Scandinavia, Russia and Iran.
Lore:
This is among the few trees species that grows north of the Arctic Circle.