Crimson King Norway Maple Shade Tree Herbeins Garden Center Emmaus Pa

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Crimson King Norway Maple

Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’

Commonly called Norway maple, this tree has been widely planted in urban areas throughout much of the U.S. Its leaves have five sharply pointed lobes and resemble those of the sugar maple. In spring, small maroon-yellow flowers appear before the foliage then give way to purple samaras (helicopters).  It is more compact and tends to grow slower than the species but will create a dense shade to your landscape. In fall, its foliage turns a reddish-bronze color.

Plant Specs

  • USDA Zones: 3 – 7
  • Height: 35′
  • Width: 25′
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Flowering Time: Spring
  • Deer Resistant