Crimson Sentry Norway Maple
Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser plat-an-OY-deez|
|Lore||This is among the few trees species that grows north of the Arctic Circle.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Forms a compact pyramidal to oval head 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||This 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