Norwegian Acer 'Crimson King' 35L Pot (Acer Platanoides)

Code: TR013035L
Norwegian Acer 'Crimson King' 35L Pot (Acer Platanoides)
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Norwegian Acer 'Crimson King' 35L Pot (Acer Platanoides)
Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' (Crimson King Norway Maple) - 35L Pot

A beautiful, fast growing, spreading tree with strong coloured foliage which will add colour and interest to any garden in which it is situated. This deciduous tree also flowers orange-red in spring, on leafless branches, which means you get a riot of colour in three out of four seasons. Tall and vigorous, the 'Crimson king' certainly lives up to its name.

  • Comes in a: 35L Pot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 180-220cm
  • Tree is approx 4 years old
  • Foliage Colour: Purple-red
  • Approx. Growth Height: 10-12m
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy/ upright
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 7ft Eucalyptus Tree | 18L Pot | Half Standard | Eucalyptus gunnii
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Amazing Colour

'Crimson King' will provide your garden with an explosion of colour for the majority of year. In the spring and summer it has wonderful deep crimson/purple leaves that contrast beautifully with the clusters of yellow spring flowers that are tinged with red. This is followed in the autumn by another display of colour when the foliage turns a gorgeous warm orange and brown. You can be sure that this tree with its unusual dark foliage will draw attention and add interest to your garden.

Size and Shape

This is a beautiful, fast growing tree which can reach up to roughly 12 metres in height. It has a strong spreading habit with an attractive, rounded head. Its tall stature means that it would make a great screening plant for buildings and large gardens. This tree is pollution tolerant as well so would look brilliant lining an avenue with other trees.

Planting and Care

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun. Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems. Keep a planting distance of at least 4 metres. Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertiliser in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

How to Plant a Potted Tree

A containerised tree can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the tree should be able to establish itself in any season. When planting your tree make sure that it has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds. For more information about planting your containerised tree please click here to see our guides.


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