Crimson King Norway Maple
Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
|Description||This bold landscape tree creates dense shade with its large, deeply lobed leaves. The maroon-purple foliage makes a distinctive and dramatic statement alongside green-leafed conifers. Foliage develops a reddish-bronze color in the fall. An excellent lawn or park tree. Slower growing than others of its species. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||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.|
|Companion Plants||Spruce (Picea); Pine (Pinus); Maidenhair (Ginkgo); Beech (Fagus); Oak (Quercus)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.