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Botanical name: Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum 'Crimson Prince'
Other names: Purple-leaved threadleaf Japanese maple 'Crimson Prince'
Variety or cultivar: 'Crimson Prince' _ 'Crimson Prince' is a slow-growing tree or shrub forming a compact dome of deeply cut leaves that are burgundy red in spring. Its size makes it suitable for a small gardens or for growing in a large container. Larger and darker red than 'Bloodgood'. Showed resistance to tip dieback in New Jersey trials.
Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum 'Crimson Prince' is: Deciduous
Flower: Red, Insignificant or absent, Purple in Summer
Foliage: Dark-red in Spring; Green in Summer; Red in Autumn
Stem: Red in Autumn
Fruit: Dark-red in Autumn
Habit: Compact, Rounded
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Diseases: Showed resistance to tip dieback in New Jersey trials.
Propagation methods: Grafting, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum 'Crimson Prince' (Purple-leaved threadleaf Japanese maple 'Crimson Prince') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Containers, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, City, Architectural, Rock, Foliage only, Woodland
Cultivation: Grow in moist but well-drained, acid or neutral soil. Foliage colour is best in part shade, although full sun can be tolerated. Leaf scorch can be caused by dry soil or excessive exposure to frost, sun or wind when leaves are young.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Well-drained, Moist but well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
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My tree was planted in September. I sheltered it through the winter. It looked very hardy. Now I am finding some dead leaves, although it does have some new shoots. Would our week of 90 degree days be the problem? I have watered it but not every day. Thanks for your help. LMP
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