Acer Platanoides Crimson King


Acer Platanoides Crimson King, a deciduous vigorous spreading Norwegian Maple that can grow to some 25 meters. Noted for its dark purple-red leaves that are apparent through out summer, turning a mixture of red to orange in the autumn. It bears small yellow tinged with red coloured flowers. An excellent foliage contrast in any garden. 




Plant in fertile and well drained soil in full sun, Hardy. This Acer requires space to be able to develop, so best to place it in a large lawn.


General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring