Norwegian Acer 'Crimson Sentry' 15L Pot (Acer Platanoides)

Code: TR0383
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Norwegian Acer - Crimson Sentry Platanoides - 15L Pot

A beautiful compact 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. The 'Crimson Sentry' is perfect for adding striking colour to smaller gardens due to the vertical growing habit.

Characteristics

  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 160-180cm
  • Foliage Colour: purple-red
  • Approx. Growth Height: 8-10m
  • Comes in a: 15L plastic pot
  • Tree is approx 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: vertical
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: fast

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

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: Dont 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, youre 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

  • 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.

Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

 
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