King Maple Acer Platanoides
Crimson King Maples have an excellent dense maroon red foliage all summer. Straight trunk with
a well shaped crown. A Crimson king will give you dense shade when mature. The
leaves on a Crimson King are similar in shape to a Sugar Maple but like most
Norway Maples they do suffer from leaf scorch which browns the leaf edges in
late summer. Tar spots can be a minor problem on the leaves of a Crimson King
but seldom do any harm. Crimson King trunks can crack from sunscald on the
southern side during the winter in zone 4 causing some trunk decay, but the tree
usually remains intact. Crimson King will attain a height of 50' or more and are
hardy from zone 4-7. The tree is easily transplanted, grows quickly, is adapted
to a wide variety of soils including alkaline, sand, clay and acid soils. We
grow Crimson King maples in rootbags up to
3" diameter trunks and 15' high. This simplifies the digging process and assures
of nearly summer long digging. Crimsons can also tolerate coastal conditions.
Crimson King also tolerates extremely dry soils and polluted air. Well adapted to street tree
plantings, it is often overused. Crimson King Maple's dense shade and shallow root
system competes with lawn grasses, and the shallow roots can make mowing under
the tree difficult. The shallow roots can heave sidewalks so be certain to
locate the tree 4 to 6 feet away. The bark is dark with furrows. Branches sometimes fail
from too much weight toward the end of the branch. The flowers appear in March
or April before the leaves pop out and are greenish yellow. The Crimson like all
the Norway family put on a good display with their flowers. Seeds germinate readily in
the landscape in the fall and can become a nuisance.
Crimson King Maples are sometimes erroneously
called Red Maple which is actually a green leaf Maple. We also sell Royal Red
Maple which is a slightly more compact and somewhat slower growing version of the Crimson King.
We sell Crimson king maple trees wholesale and retail.
buy Crimson King Maples use the table below.
|Crimson King Maple in the spring
||Our 8' Crimson King Maple run from 9-10'
in height. note the dense, compact root.
|Crimson King Maple in our field
||6' Crimson King Whip the first year after
Call for B+B prices.
order Crimson King Maple by PHONE: We're glad to take your
order by phone. For your convenience, we have a toll free number 800
568-9179. Phone orders can be charged to VISA, or MasterCard accounts.
To order Crimson King Maples by MAIL: For those who wish to
order by mail or prefer to send a check, send orders to:
Porcupine Hollow Farm
8593 W. State Rd. Central Lake, Mi. 49622
Buy Crimson King using our secure shopping cart:
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Shipping & Handling: Most orders are
shipped UPS. Make sure we have your street address and a daytime phone number.
Please include 20% shipping and packaging with
Minimum shipping $15
Residents add 6% sales tax.