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Crimson Queen Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Crimson Queen'

Pronunciation: AY-ser pal-MA-tum dy-SEC-tum
SKU #00095
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description A low-branching, dwarf tree with a delicate, weeping form. The foliage holds its beautiful crimson color throughout summer and can turn bright scarlet in autumn. Sun-tolerant in cooler regions, where sunlight intensifies the foliage color. Site in a bright dappled shade setting elsewhere. Well-suited for use as a container specimen. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Weeping
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Poolside
Design Ideas Plant beside a stream or pond where its cascading branches will look superb. Use the extremely fine texture and reddish hue of its leaves to contrast areas of coarser green plants. Beautiful above a large rock or wall where the limbs can spill over. A great specimen plant for the woodsy landscape.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Red
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe)
CARE
Care Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.

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