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Acer platanoides - 'Crimson King' (Purple Norway Maple)

Type Tree, Deciduous
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Purple Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Acer platanoides Description

This fast growing large tree with its distinctive dark purple leaves will quickly fill all but the largest garden. Cut back it makes a perfect fast growing dark foil at the back of a border. 25m tall X 15m wide.


Acer platanoides - Cultivation Notes

This native tree flourishes on most soil types and will tolerate extremes of cold. It is well suited to naturalistic woodland / hedgerow planting being suited to all but the harshest of environments. Avoid planting under heavy shade


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Acer platanoides:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Acer platanoides

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants & trees with autumn colour / foliage
plants for heavy clay soils

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