Our best-selling maple, Crimson King (Acer platanoides 'Crimson King') is selected because of its highly attractive dark crimson-red coloured leaves, which unlike many other maples are this colour in spring and summer. As a bonus, Autumn sees the leaves transformed in colour to a hue of reds, browns and oranges. As a result, this round headed tree makes a striking feature in a garden. A fast-growing, tree, Crimson King is also very tolerant of pollution, and as a result is a very good choice for a garden in an town or city where traffic pollution is an issue. This tree is able to tolerate a whole range of soil types. Expect a final height of 20m (60ft).
Crimson King (Acer platanoides 'Crimson King') is supplied at a height of 1.5m and 2.4m in a 12L container, which means that the tree has an already established root system and therefore this tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
Most likely supplied as a Half Standard but check with us before if this is important to you. Half Standard means the Crimson King has been pruned so that there is some clear stem to give the tree a more ornamental shape.
If you require many maple trees then click WHOLESALE MAPLE TREES.
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
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. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental 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.