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Acer Platanoides Crimson King Norway Maple Click for Bare Root Crimson King
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.
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.
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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 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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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 TreesClimate Change
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. 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.