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Crimson King Maple Tree Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'

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  • 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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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, CT, ME, MA, NH
Grows Well In Zones: 4-7 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-7 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

Product Description

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 Fast-Growing-Trees.com 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

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

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 $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$78.99 $19.95
$79.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
$129.00-$148.99 $39.95
$149.00-$178.99 $49.95
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08/19/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Family Tradition- Tree

Received on time, what we ordered and in excellent condition! Ordered it for our nephew and his new bride. We followed the planting instructions & planted the tree together. Now they can watch the tree grow as their family grows over the years! Thank you

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Crimson King Maple Tree Review
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07/09/2021
Evelyn T.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love My Trees

I bought a Crimson Maple tree When it arrived the rootball had came apart I contacted the growers and they immediately sent out a replacement I received excellent customer service! Thank you so much!!!

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Crimson King Maple Tree Review
JG
06/22/2021
Jim G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Happily satisfied

Received the tree about 2 weeks ago, very well packed and alive. The leaves on them were healthy, though few, which would be expected. Planted it right away, per instructions given, and so far it's doing good.

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Crimson King Maple Tree Review
DS
12/21/2021
Dawn S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

No Questions asked replacement

My first tree had looked very healthy but had snapped in shipping. I was giveen a beautiful replacement, no questions asked.

OC
11/29/2021
Otto C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great customer service!

We really appreciate our experience buying these (2) maple trees. The first set can damaged by the carrier. We call and were directed to the website to upload images of the damage. Within 24 hours, a new, no-charge order was placed, which we received a few days later. The second set were in perfect shape. We look forward to seeing how these trees come our of dormancy in the Spring. Thank you for a great experience!

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