Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'

Norway maple

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: vigorous
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Flower colour: yellow
  • Other features: beetroot-red leaves turning red, brown and orange in autumn
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dark beetroot-red leaves turning red, brown and orange in autumn and small clusters of red-tinged, yellow spring flowers. This handsome, large, round- headed tree makes a fabulous ornamental feature for a large garden. Fast-growing and pollution-tolerant it thrives on almost any soil, including clay. Valuable for screening unsightly buildings.

  • Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.

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  • Q:

    How can we stop Powdery Mildew on our Norway Maple tree?

    Hi. We purchased a Norway Maple tree around 3 years ago from Crocus, and every year towards the end of the Summer, the leaves have a powdery white mildew on them. We do have clay soil, but try to keep the tree well watered in dry weather. We have also tried a mildew spray, this seems to prevent any further mildew from appearing at the time. Do you have any suggestions as to how we can stop it appearing this year? Many thanks for your time. Fiona
    Asked on 2/15/2010 by Anonymous

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    Fungus and dry leaves on Acer?

    Hi there, I have noticed in the last week that one of my Acers has developed very dry yellowed leaves and a white soft fungus on its bark, what do you think this could be? My other Acers are fine, but I'm worried that this will spread. What can I do to remove/avoid this? Kind regards
    Asked on 9/14/2009 by nikki craig

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  • Q:

    What tree for a ruby wedding?

    Evening, I am looking to buy a tree (or two?) for my parents as a ruby wedding anniversary present, so ideally looking at something that is red oriented. Any ideas? Regards Ian
    Asked on 7/1/2009 by Goode, Ian

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    • A:

      Hello Ian, There are some cracking trees which would be suitable - I would opt for one of these - Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Inaba-shidare', Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum', Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' or Malus 'Royalty'

      Answered on 7/4/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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    Which Acer platanoides should I buy?

    Please could you tell me which is the most attractive tree of the red coloured Acer platanoides ie 'Crimson Sentry', 'Royal Red', 'Crimson King' or other. Thankyou. Caroline
    Asked on 6/18/2009 by Holmdale Exmoor

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    • A:

      Hello Caroline, They all have attractive foliage, so the distinguishing feature between them will be their size and shape. 'Crimson Sentry' is tall and thin and has an eventual height and spread of 12 x 5m, while 'Crimson King' is a much bigger tree with a wider canopy growing to 25 x 15m. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 6/19/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Is there an evergreen Acer?

    Could I just ask if there is an Acer that is not 'deciduous' but 'evergreen'?
    Asked on 3/14/2005 by Susan McGarragh

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    • A:

      Sadly not as all Acers are deciduous.

      Answered on 3/16/2005 by Crocus
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