Acer Platanoides (Norway Maple) 'Royal Red'
|Species||:||Acer Platanoides Royal Red|
|Common Name(s)||:||Maple,Norway Maple,Royal Red|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Summer Interest,Autumn Interest|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Soil Type||:||Clay Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Urban Sites|
|Soil Type||:||Chalk Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Light Sandy Sites,Parkland Trees|
One of the most beautiful of all Norway maple cultivars! A large tree with a crown which is originally conical before becoming broadly round.
It has dark purple leaves which turn golden yellow and orange in autumn.
Attractive, bright red “keys” are an added feature. Yellow flowers in spring contrast beautifully with emerging purple foliage.
Supposedly smaller and hardier than ‘Crimson King’, there is an underlying suspicion that it is in fact the same tree but with a different name. I can’t make my mind up either way but I certainly wouldn’t agonise over the choice for planting.
It does well on most soil types, tolerates air pollution and resists drought.
Mature height: 20m+