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Acer platanoides Crimson King, size Medium, on our nursery
Acer platanoides Crimson King, size Medium, on our nursery
Summer foliage and seed pods of Acer platanoides Crimson King
An avenue of Acer platanoides Crimson King planted by a client
Mature Acer platanoides Crimson King adorned with small flowers in spring
Medium Crimson King Maple from this batch
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Acer platanoides Crimson King sample video

Acer platanoides Crimson King

Crimson King Maple

Estimated fully grown height 17-22m

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Product Details

Acer platanoides Crimson King is a purple leaved cultivar of the Norway Maple, Acer platanoides.

Like the species, this tree has discrete yellow flowers that appear in spring and contrast fantastically with the dark purple foliage which gradually turns to maroon over the growing season then on to red in the autumn.

Acer platanoides Crimson King is a vigorous tree that tolerates most soil types, air pollution and resists the perils of drought.

This large tree makes a super choice for avenue planting and should be planted at a minimum of 10m centres as the large and dark leaves have the potential to gobble up light, creating a sombre environment below the canopy. It is therefore far better to give this tree space to use the accessible light to explode the beauty in its dark foliage.

Interesting, the dark foliage contrasts well in an avenue with a green leaved form such as Acer platanoides Emerald Queen and can be extremely effective planted alternately.

Dark colours are a useful in making a statement in the landscape, as contrasting colours tend to draw attention. To get the best out of a landscape, it is advisable to situate deep or dark colours towards the edge, rather than a front of a scheme.

Mature height: 17-22m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Parkland,
Shape
Rounded,
Mature Height
17-22m,
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Red/Purple,
Privacy
Looks good in
Spring,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Evergreen
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.