Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
Norway maple 'Crimson King'
'Crimson King' is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous tree. Leaves large, 5-lobed, deep purplish-crimson all summer. Flowers reddish-orange, in clusters on leafless branches
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Ultimate height8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
- Spreading branched
Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems
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