Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ Acer

Acer

Description: Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' is a very popular, handsome Acer variety. It's a round-headed, medium-sized fast growing tree. Lime green flowers tinged red appear in April followed by large intense purple foliage which turn bright orange-brown during the autumn. Other comparable purple-leaved forms are Acer ‘Goldsworth Purple’ and Acer ‘Royal Red’. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

History: A seedling of 'Schwedleri' raised in Belgium in 1937.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Flowering month: April
  • M Size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Purple
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour
  • Open space planting

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