DAUNTING DARK PURPLE FOLIAGE ON A TALL, ROUNDED TREE
- Striking purple leaves fade to a green, leaving color all summer long
- In fall, foliage is a brilliant purple color
- Perfect at giving dense shade
- Adaptable to many soil types
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: DE, MA, ME, MN, NH, NY, VT
- Hardiness Zone: 3-7
- Mature Height: 35-45' tall
- Mature Width: 25-30' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 25-35' apart
Why plant Crimson King Norway Maple?
Crimson King Norway Maple is a regal tree that commands attention! With a canopy of bold burgundy foliage that rises to 40 feet in height and nearly as wide, it’s hard to miss! Plant this colorful Maple tree anywhere you want a shady refuge from the hot summer sun, or use it as a sharp color contrast to light-colored walls or fences, or a white-flowering tree like Kousa Dogwood. No green thumb required with this one, either! Crimson King Maple will give your landscape a big splash of color, but ask for little in return.
Norway Maple is a sturdy, adaptable tree with a natural distribution stretching from France to Iran. Red-leaved forms have been known for some time; ‘Schwedleri,’ which has red leaves in spring, but green leaves in summer, dates back to 1869. Crimson King is a superior seedling of Schwedleri that was developed in a Belgian nursery called Gebroeders Tips (“Tips Brothers”?) in 1937. It made its way across the pond in 1948 and was given one of the earliest plant patents awarded—#735 (we are now closing in on #25,000).
How to use Crimson King Norway Maple in the landscape?
Who can resist this royal ruler? Crimson King Maples are easy-to-grow, pest-free and magnificent shade trees to boot. Large purple leaves cover this noble specimen and maintain their royal color throughout summer, turning a bronzy-red in fall. Be Aware! This regal individual requires ample space to spread its imperial roots. With a tree so glorious - you'll be saying "Yes, your Majesty!" to this one.
Hardiness Zone: 3-7
How To Plant Crimson King Norway Maple
An easy-to-grow tree, the Crimson King Maple is a variety of the Norway Maple. This variety has deep purple foliage - to keep that deep purple color, it needs to be planted in sunny locations. Crimson Kings are slow growers compared to the Red Maples but it tolerates most of the same soil conditions with one exception…he doesn’t like to get his “feet” wet. So constantly wet soils just won’t do! There are no serious pest or disease problems for Crimson King Maples although the tree has a minor flaw. Crimson King Maples develop surface roots. As the tree matures, roots seem to poke out of the ground and it looks as if the roots are actually growing on the surface of the ground instead of underground. The only problem with surface roots is that they make it difficult for anything else to grow under the tree. A great place for shaded container gardening!
How To Water
During its formative years, your Crimson Maple will require weekly watering. Even as it matures, your tree will still need plenty of water during the summer months.
How To Fertilize
When planting, use Elements Starter Plant Food on your new Maple. For ongoing care, you should fertilize in spring to give your tree a healthy boost! Additionally, you should fertilize in fall as your tree begins to go dormant for the season.
How To Prune
Not much pruning work required for this very low maintenance tree! Prune as needed late spring through early summer but make sure you do not prune after midsummer. Remember to not prune maples in early spring, the sap can bleed excessively.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
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Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
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At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).