Crimson King Norway Maple
Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser plat-an-OY-deez|
|Lore||The maple family holds just two genera with Acer the most well known and named for the old world Latin name for European maples. This large genus contains 200 species of trees and shrubs from temperate regions around the world.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 35 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide; slowly larger with age.|
|Design Ideas||Great choice for a large shade tree in front of a large homesite or to shelter a more modest backyard. Best sized for boulevard and median plantings, public parks and insitututional landscapes. Naturalizes well into coniferous woodland settings.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Spruce (Picea); Pine (Pinus); Maidenhair (Ginkgo); Beech (Fagus); Oak (Quercus)|
Provide average, well-drained soil. Best color in full sun, tolerates light shade. Water deeply and regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7