Norwegian Acer 'Crimson King' 9L Pot (Acer Platanoides)

Code: TR0130
Norwegian Acer 'Crimson King' 9L Pot (Acer Platanoides)Norwegian Acer 'Crimson King' 9L Pot (Acer Platanoides)Norwegian Acer 'Crimson King' 9L Pot (Acer Platanoides)
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Norwegian Acer 'Crimson King' 9L Pot (Acer Platanoides)Norwegian Acer 'Crimson King' 9L Pot (Acer Platanoides)Norwegian Acer 'Crimson King' 9L Pot (Acer Platanoides)
Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' (Crimson King Norway Maple) - 9L 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: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • 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™ Mycorrizal Fungi
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  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer 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.


  • Planting Distance: 4m with 4.5m between rows

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. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.3/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 3/5

"I admit I'm not much of a gardener . I live in France and have a large piece where I have decided to grow a mixed wood. I bought a tree off you and was disappointed to find the leading shoot had been cut . The tree is now in the ground in France, and looks OK . But I wanted a full sized tree. Since I am 79 this year I am trying to grow an instant wood. I feel you should ask. Not all your customers have small gardens. My name is Ron Jones I bought the tree when I was over for a short while.It was delivered to a friend."

Reviewed Sunday, 10 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good plant in good condition and well packed"

Reviewed Sunday, 6 August 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Size accurate to description, well packaged and fast delivery."

Reviewed Monday, 19 June 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely specimen. It has a prominent place in our garden as a feature tree."

Reviewed Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Rating: 5/5

"The trees are in excellent condition, really healthy."

Reviewed Monday, 20 June 2016

Rating: 4/5

"good product"

Reviewed Monday, 3 August 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Good quality and well grown specimen"

Reviewed Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Rating: 2/5

"Not as expected. Thought would be more mature for price."

Reviewed Saturday, 7 February 2015

Answer from Primrose: "Thank you for your feedback. We estimate that this plant will arrive between 150-170cm tall. If you plant arrived much shorter than that, you could contact customer services to discuss your options."

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