Delivery Date Determined By Size
A close up of a Crimson Sentry Norway Maple tree with curling burgundy leaves
Crimson Sentry Norway Maple planted in a landscape, upright growing dark red leafed maple tree
Crimson Sentry Norway Maple growing on a nursery, dark red leafed upright growing maple, grower standing next to tree for size comparison
A close up of a Crimson Sentry Norway Maple tree with curling burgundy leaves
Crimson Sentry Norway Maple planted in a landscape, upright growing dark red leafed maple tree
Crimson Sentry Norway Maple growing on a nursery, dark red leafed upright growing maple, grower standing next to tree for size comparison

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 20-25' tall
  • Mature Width: 15-20' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 12-15' apart



  • Bright lemony yellow flowers line the branching early in spring before leafing out for its summer show 
  • Deep, dark purple leaves fill in for the summer months
  • As fall arrives, purple leaves transition into a glistening maroon  
  • A heavily branched tree that can be pruned to your personal preference 
  • Easy to care for, easy to love  
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Crimson Sentry Norway Maple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry' PP3,258

Regular price $1,095.00
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Why the Crimson Sentry Norway Maple?

Make a statement! Crimson Sentry Norway Maple gives your landscape structure and style. Taking the shape of a column and clothed in deep, dark purple foliage throughout the growing season, this stately ornamental tree draws the eye to it. Use a single tree to create some drama in a part of your landscape that needs a focal point, or plant a pair of Crimson Sentry Maples to frame a sitting area, an entrance to another garden “room,” or a lovely view. Bronzy-orange foliage in fall is a bonus you’ll enjoy before the leaves drop in preparation for winter.

Norway Maple can be found in the wild from Norway to Russia and south to Iran. People have valued this tree for centuries. Its wood has been used in making everything from furniture to flooring to Stradivarius violins. The story of this introduction goes back to the popular red-leaved selection of Norway Maple from Belgium known as Crimson King. A crop of Crimson King Maples was growing at A. McGill and Son Nursery in Fairview, Oregon, in the 1960s, when a sharp-eyed employee spotted something different. One Crimson King had mutated and was growing in a columnar habit. Crimson Sentry was born.

How to use in the landscape?

Crimson Sentry Norway Maple has a profuse and dense branching habit—much denser than that of the similar Crimson King Maple. Its framework provides good nesting habitat for songbirds. If you’re lucky, you may find a family of robins nesting in your Crimson Sentry each year.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant

You’ll want to grow your Crimson Sentry Norway Maple in all-day sun to bring out the richest purple tones in its foliage. Plant it in any kind of soil that drains well—Norway Maple doesn’t like “wet feet.” One problem that Crimson Sentry is susceptible to is powdery mildew. This cosmetic disease doesn’t do any serious damage to the tree itself. It is most prevalent in hot, humid climates.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements Fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.

How To Prune

Not much pruning work is required on this very low maintenance tree. Prune as needed late spring through early summer but make sure you do not prune after mid-summer. Remember: do not prune maples in early spring ass the sap can bleed excessively.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-7


How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our 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 your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

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.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


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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- Phone: 866-873-3888

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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

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.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

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).

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