Crimson Sentry Norway Maple

Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'

A heavily-branched, upright tree that fits well into residential gardens or other areas where a smaller tree is desired. The compact, narrow canopy displays deep purple leaves that become maroon to reddish-bronze in fall. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser plat-an-OY-deez
LoreThis is among the few trees species that grows north of the Arctic Circle.
Average Size at MaturityForms a compact pyramidal to oval head 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis dwarf, more narrow form of Norway Maple, much smaller than Crimson King, is perfect for narrow spaces and smaller gardens. Use this dark purple tree in lieu of beech to create bold color effects in large landscapes. Display against blue or gold tinted evergreens. Stand against tall light colored buildings for hearty contrast. Line up into a sculptural windrow. Try a pair to mark the entry to a drive or homesite. Suitable size to plant under power lines.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorPurple
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsThis great maple looks gorgeous against Colorado Blue Spruce, (Picea pungens 'Glauca'), Pecos Crepe Myrtle, (Lagersstroemia indica x fauriei 'Zuni'), Saratoga Maidenhair Tree, (Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga') and Whitespire Japanese White Birch, (Betula platyphylla japonica 'Whitespire').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought, when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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