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Crimson King Norway Maple

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'

SKU
00113
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.
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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser plat-an-OY-deez
LoreThe 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 MaturityModerate growing to 35 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide; slowly larger with age.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasGreat 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorRed
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsSpruce (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

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