Crimson King Maple Tree

Dark Purple Foliage Makes this Shade Tree a Real Winner!

  • Hardy and Low Maintenance
  • Super Unique Shade tree
  • Brings out more color in the landscape 
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Enjoy adding purple color to your home with the Crimson King Maple!  This unique Maple Tree is one of a kind.  It is a strong maple that really brings a different look to your landscape.

This Maple gets up to 30 to 40 feet tall and grows in most areas.  It's not fussy about where its planted and just wants to grow.  The Crimson King Maple is a great choice if you don't need anymore green and are looking for something different.  

This tree grows in zones 3 to 7.  Plant your Crimson King in full to part sun.  This hardy maple is adaptable to almost any soil and is extremely low maintenance.  You won't need to break your back to enjoy this stunning, shade tree.

During the spring, the Crimson King will push out small maroon-yellow flowers that give way to purple samaras.  Enjoy rich crimson-purple leaves all summer long!  The fall color of the Crimson King Maple tree is a bronze-yellow. 

The Crimson King Maple makes a great Gift Tree!  Order one today!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 30-40 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Yellow
Botanical Name Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'

How To Care for your new Crimson King Maple Tree

When planting your Crimson King Maple tree be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive.  Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant.  However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant your Maple almost any time of the year.  

These trees tolerate full to part sun and prefer soil that is well-drained, slightly acidic, and nutrient rich.  However, Maples will adapt to a variety of soils. If you have alkaline soil, you can amend your soil.  To acidify your soil, amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants.  Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution for increasing acidity.  Mulching will also aid in keeping the roots cool and moist.  Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.  Maples should be watered often enough to keep the soil moist.  Maples can tolerate a wet area, but they shouldn't be in standing water.  Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost.  Choose a slow release fertilizer.  When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Maple trees don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape.  Maples are salt intolerant so keep them away from road sides in cooler climates and beach areas as well as any area known for soils with high salinity.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale and Aphids are insects that can affect Maples.  You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  Occasionally fungal issues can arise. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection.  Neem Oil is an organic method of treating some fungal diseases and pests.  It can be effective, but the entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective. 

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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Love the tree and can't wait to see it grow. I wish it had been a little bigger but I have never bought a tree to know what to expect.
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To be planted in memory of my wife's Dad who just past away. Also love the tree had one in my yard as a kid.
Robert M on Jul 31, 2016
To be planted in memory of my wife's Dad who just past away. Also love the tree had one in my yard as a kid.
Robert M on Jul 31, 2016
This tree brings so many childhood memories I had to have one for my grandsons
Veronica K on Jul 23, 2016
This tree brings so many childhood memories I had to have one for my grandsons
Veronica K on Jul 23, 2016
what month should I prune it ?
A shopper on May 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Pruning maples when they are dormant is best.
Will this tree grow in florida?
A shopper on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No this tree grows in zones 3-7. FL is 8 and up.
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