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Crimson Queen is a a variation of the standard Japanese Maple and one of the prettiest of the “dwarf” trees. It can be a good fall foliage tree as it keeps its bright-red leaves into winter. It is commonly used for landscaping purposes not only because of the beautiful leaves but also because it will fit into much smaller spaces than other maple trees. The tree grows only to about 10 feet tall compared to other types of maples that can grow to 100 feet. Compact and slow-growing, Crimson Queen maintains an attractive, rounded shape with softly cascading branches that enliven the winter landscape. The feathery, deeply cut leaves are a notable feature of this tree and are so distinctive that the tree is often given as a gift whether for a celebration or as a memorial tree.

Latin Name: Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’

Common Name: Crimson Queen Japanese maple

Tree Type: Ornamental dwarf deciduous tree

Sun and Water Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Prefers moist, organically rich, slightly acidic soil. Avoid hot and dry sites.

Expected growth: From 5’-10’ — however, they can grow to be 10' to 20' or more laterally so ensure you provide ample spacing for maturity especially from walkways and driveways.

Foliage: Deeply lobed

Landscape Value: A highly prized ornamental, Crimson Queen is often planted as a specimen tree and as a central focal point of the garden. An excellent choice to give your garden visual excitement, it is found prominently placed on school and corporate campuses as well as commercial and private residences of any size. These trees can live for decades, and at maturity they acquire a sculptural quality with intricate branching.

Trees to Consider: Crimson Queen Japanese Maple



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