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Crimson King Maple TreeAcer platanoides 'Crimson King'

55 reviews
  • Crimson King Maple Tree

    Crimson King is green in spring but when summer starts they are redish purple all summer long.

  • Crimson King Maple Tree

    Don't wait until fall to get colorful foliage, Crimson King's color lasts all summer.

  • Crimson King Maple Tree

    Crimson King Maples have deep, sharp leaf margins.

  • Crimson King Maple Tree

    Crimson Maple gives you yellow flowers in spring before it produces red seed pods.

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Crimson King Maple TreeAcer platanoides 'Crimson King'

55 reviews
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Unique. Deep Purple Foliage

Why Crimson King Maple Trees?

Regular Maples provide brilliant color in fall...but the Crimson King Maple Tree shows off its beautiful purple leaves all summer long. In fact, Crimson King Maples are known for their striking, rich purple foliage in colder climates, too, and are one of the few trees to give you excellent color in the Northern states.

And it doesn't matter what soil you plant your trees in because your Crimson King Maples will give you beautiful color anywhere. These trees will give you long-lasting color, keeping their purple foliage from spring until fall, hassle-free. Plus, the Crimson King Maple will give you dense shade, blocking the hot sun from your home and yard.

Why is Better

For starters, your Crimson Maple will adapt to a variety of soil types and growing conditions without any effort on your part. But the top benefit is that you get healthier roots and more developed growth from the beginning - since we've nurtured your tree, long before it ships out, you get better results and success in your own landscape.

Don't wait to get this top tree...the Crimson sells out fast. Claim the Crimson King Maple Tree for yourself today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Though it's tolerant of soggy soils, Crimson Maples prefer well-drained areas. Once established, it tolerates droughts with little harm although infrequent, deep irrigation will help retain more foliage in extremely dry periods, especially in regions with hot summers. Select a spot where the tree is in full to partial sun exposure (4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day).

From there, dig a hole for your King Maple that’s 2 to 3 times the width of your tree’s root ball and equal depth. Place your tree in the planting hole, keeping the top of the root ball even with the ground. Fill a small amount of the soil into the hole to maintain the tree’s upright position and water thoroughly. Mulch to retain soil moisture and keep competing growth away from the planting site.

2. Watering: 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. Be sure to water correctly - light green leaves are a sign of over-watering, while drooping leaves signify both over-watering and under-watering.

3. Fertilizing: During the first growing season, use only slow-release fertilizer tablets on your new Maple. Any 10-10-10 fertilizer will be suitable. Fertilize your Crimson Maple twice a month when it is coming out of dormancy and once a month during the summer. Discontinue before the tree returns to its dormant state.

4. Pruning: When the leaves have fully matured, remove all dead or dying branches. Do this before you start cutting live branches; it will give you a better idea of what your tree looks like and how many of the live branches you’re going to need to cut. Decide which branches you’re going to cut before you start cutting. Look for large branches growing at narrow angles to the main trunk, branches that are rubbing others or branches that are growing inwards and crossing others. Remove the larger branches.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $125 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
Mature Width: 25-35 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-7 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #

      4-7 outdoors

Growing Zones: 4-7 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

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United States United States
I recommend this product

So far so good

So far it seems like it is doing well. It is watered every day and looks beautiful.

Catherine K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Our crimson king

I was a little worried when we received the tree because it didn’t have much of a root base and the person that planted it for us said we are going to have to baby the tree and have to water it more frequently and stake it for a about two years - it’s been doing well but am still nervous about losing the tree - but she is pretty

Donna M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

This was the very best experience I have ever had with a tree or plant of any kind. It came in excellent condition and was as straight as an arrow. It had healthy leaves and we are so very happy I would recommend this company to anyone..I took pictures but I did that with my phone. Crimson King Maple Tree Review
United States United States
I recommend this product

Tall but too thin

It came in good shape , no damage from fedex. Height was spot on. My only negative point is that for a 7’ tree she was too thin of a trunk very few and tiny limbs all on the upper top portion of the trrr. Making it very vulnerable to high winds. Growing forward going to need a lot of tlc to get her to branch out.

United States United States
I recommend this product


Extremely happy with communications with Fast Growing Trees and what shape my tree was when delivered. Was nervous due to FedEx delay but tree had no issues. Was planted and thriving. Even has new growth!!!