Acer Platanoides Crimson King Norway Maple Click for Bare Root Crimson King
Mature Crimson King Options Explained
125-150cm: Feathered tree, the main leader maybe pruned to promote bushiness. 7-10L Pot, 2-3 years old. Can be re-pruned to be a Half Standard.
150-200cm: Half Standard, 2-3 years old, comes in a 9-12 L pot.
180-240cm: Half Standard, 2-4 years old, comes in a 10-20 L pot.
Girth 8-10cm: Standard,25-30L pot, *Roughly 240-300cm tall.
Girth 10-12cm: Standard,30-35L pot, *Roughly 300-360cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm: Standard,35L pot, *Roughly 360-420cm tall.
Girth 14-16cm: Standard,70L pot, *Roughly 420-480cm tall.
(RB)Girth 8-10cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 240-300cm tall.
(RB)Girth 10-12cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 300-360cm tall.
(RB)Girth 12-14cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 360-420cm tall.
(RB)Girth 14-16cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 420-480cm tall.
*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species.
Once a mature Crimson King is over around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm (roughly 12-18months growth), the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March. If listed in a pot, they are available to purchase and plant all year round.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is a more clear stem with a Standard.
Acer Platanoides Crimson King
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 a 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).
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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 was 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.
FACT CHECK: There are almost none whatsoever in this nonsense...but we were curious to see who would get to the end.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
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.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.