All bare root trees available November to March only. The 2019-2020 bare root season is now closed and all bare root orders will be processed for delivery in November 2020.Bare Root Acer Platanoides Crimson King Purple Norway Maple Options Explained
1-2 Years Old: Supplied as a Maiden so you can prune to to which ever shape you desire e.g. Half Standard.
2-3 Years Old: Supplied as a Half Standard. Formative pruning already taken place.
If you are a beginner, go for the 2-3 year old tree.
Bare Root Acer Platanoides Crimson King Purple Norway Maple Click For Potted Crimson King
Obviously a stunning tree because it has the RHS Award Of Garden Merit and is often seen in public parks and gardens. The large intense purple leaves make for quite the show as they turn from the lemon yellow colours in Spring. What makes them intense is that they take life VERY seriously. You will never hear one tell a joke or say that they are going to turn over a new leaf. Often described as a striking tree so maybe don't employ it if you are having Union issues.
An average to fast growing tree with a shallow root structure reaching around 6m at the 10 year point but could go on to grow twice that and 5m wide. Considered to be somewhat drought tolerant meaning you you do not have to set an alarm in the Summer for watering.
Crimson Kings are a good choice for avenue planting due to their colouring. A minimum of 10m apart is suggested as they do block a lot of light.
A fully hardy (down to minus 20 degrees centigrade) UK tree so ok to plant anywhere, so long as you are allowed to! We are not saying you can be an awkward neighbour and plant a large tree in the neighbours award winning lawn just because they never sent you a Christmas card.
Planting Bare Root Acer Platanoides Crimson King Purple Norway Maple
Suitable for most soils including clay and chalk and is tolerant of shade so you can plant almost anywhere.
Pruning Bare Root Acer Platanoides Crimson King Purple Norway Maple
The tree would benefit from an occasional thinning to promote new growth. This is best done in the dormant season which is usually November to March.
Additional Information About Our Bare Root Crimson King Trees
Originally from Belgium and good for using in Bonsai.
Possible Origins Of The Crimson King Maple Tree
Henry 8th (or VIII to the purists, pronounced "Vyyy" to those that do not know the Roman Numeral system) was well known for his high meat and low fibre diet which caused him severe constipation issues. None of these episodes were private due to King Henry having a "Groom Of The Stool" who oversaw the whole toileting process. He would be so intimately involved that he could see Henry go through every shade of Crimson as he pushed, grunted, contorted and screamed.
It is rumoured that one day, when walking through the well tended gardens of the castle, he bumped into the head gardener who seemed to have a naming problem with a tree he had developed. Offering to help, Groom Of The Stool asked to see the leaf. Noticing the colour, he described the similarity with Henry's face. The gardener decided Crimson King was a better option than Stuck Sh*t Tree.
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Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
All Our Trees Are Grown In The UK
As far as we know, none of our trees have sneaked off for holidays abroad and so are UK Grown.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it.
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots.
Have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other issues.
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