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Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'


A handsome, round-headed, fast growing tree. Lime green flowers tinged red in April followed by large intense purple leaves turning bright crimson in autumn.

Other comparable purple-leaved forms are Acer ‘Goldsworth Purple’ and Acer ‘Royal Red’.

Height after 10yrs 5m x 3m.

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Purple Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Open space planting Open space planting
Flowering month - April Flowering month - April
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune