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Crimson King Norway Maple

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'

Pronunciation: AY-ser plat-an-OY-deez
SKU #00113
3-7

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing to 35 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide; slowly larger with age.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Spreading
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Red
Companion Plants Spruce (Picea); Pine (Pinus); Maidenhair (Ginkgo); Beech (Fagus); Oak (Quercus)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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.

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