Red Leaf Maple Trees

Acer platanoides "Crimson King"


“Crimson King’ is a superb, upright  specimen tree suitable for small to medium sized gardens.

Spectacular display of early Red Leaves ,turning Burgundy and then Orange and red in Autumn

Fully hardy and tolerates any soil

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Botanical name

Acer platanoides "Crimson King"

Approx height when sent

1.75 – 2 metres 10L pot

Ultimate height and spread

10 metres x 5 metres

When to plant



Crimson King is a cultivar of the Norway Maple, Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’. Smaller in height and width, Crimson King grows to about 10 metres and is a narrower and more upright in shape, (hence its name) making it a good choice for a smaller garden. It is also rather lovely for  an avenue and or street planting.

A hardy tree, tolerating wind Crimson King requires full sun or light shade and will grow on most soils except for acid or sandy soils. Early summer spraying is often necessary as it does suffer from downy mildew in late summer. However as with life, nothing is perfect and this tree will give pleasure and lovely summer colour.

Crimson King tolerates pollution so it is a good tree to plant in cities with so much pollution on the rise.

Leaf colour Purple/Red
Evergreen/Deciduous Deciduous
Season of interest Summer
Foliage Dense Large Leaves
Uses Parkland, Gardens, City and Urban Sites
Mature height Medium – 10metres
Spread 5 metres
Shape/habit Pyramid upright
Growth rate Medium
Soil type Clay, Chalk, Limestone, Light sandy
Sun levels Full sun to Partial shade
Difficulty/hard to grow Medium
Good for Windy sites, Altitude and Tolerating Pollution


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