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Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' (Norway maple 'Crimson King')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
12m
Max height
12m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'

Other names

Norway maple 'Crimson King'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Crimson King' _ 'Crimson King' is a vigorous, spreading, medium-sized deciduous tree with large, loved, deep purple-red leaves and clusters of reddish-orange flowers on leafless branches in spring.


Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Rounded to broadly spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Orange-red in Spring

Foliage

Dark-red, Purple in Spring; Purple, Dark-red in Summer; Dark-purple in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Horse chestnut scale Aphids , Horse chestnut scale

Verticillium wilt Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 from late autumn to midwinter only.

Propagation

Propagate by seed or grafting.

Propagation methods

Grafting


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Where to grow

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' (Norway maple 'Crimson King') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in rich, moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny or partially shaded site.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'

Other names

Norway maple 'Crimson King'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Crimson King' _ 'Crimson King' is a vigorous, spreading, medium-sized deciduous tree with large, loved, deep purple-red leaves and clusters of reddish-orange flowers on leafless branches in spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Rounded to broadly spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Orange-red in Spring

Foliage

Dark-red, Purple in Spring; Purple, Dark-red in Summer; Dark-purple in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Horse chestnut scale

Specific diseases

Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 from late autumn to midwinter only.

Propagation

Propagate by seed or grafting.

Propagation methods

Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' (Norway maple 'Crimson King') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in rich, moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny or partially shaded site.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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