Plants: Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' - Norway maple

Posted by 04.02. 2010 10:16:57 (61514 readers)

Crimson King is a majestic looking maple tree for large gardens, parks, and city avenues. Its palmate leaves are dark crimson red, almost black, and glossy, turning orange-red in autumn. In the spring, just as leaves emerge, it flowers profusely with many small yellow flowers, typical for many Norway maples.

This tree is a big dude, offering a strong colour into an overall green situation. It does not grow too fast but owing to its large size in maturity it deserves being planted sensibly so that your grandchildren do not have use a saw to shape it up. The crown is dense and casts a deep shade.

Grow it in any well-drained soil. Wind and air-pollution tolerant. Fully hardy to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Usual height and width: 10-15m x 5-9m
Leaves: deciduous broadleaf
Size/type: tall tree
Colour of leaves: burgundy red
Location: full to partial sun
Flowers: less showy but noticeable
Belongs to categories: Deciduous broadleaf

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' - Norway maple

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' - Norway maple

Milan Havlis, Specializované zahradnictví
Chlumec 23, 382 32 Velešín, Czech Republic
www.havlis.cz

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