Norway maple

Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'

Norway maple - Acer platanoides  'Crimson Sentry'

Common Name: Norway maple
Genus: Acer
Species: platanoides
Cultivar: 'Crimson Sentry'

The Latin translation of the word Acer refers to the texture and strength of the wood that plants in this Genus produce.

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 12.00 m (1200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Brown, Purple, Red, OrangeFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Dark red-purple leaves turning red brown and orange in autumn and small clusters of red-tinged yellow spring flowers. This handsome Norway maple makes an excellent specimen tree for a medium-sized garden. Narrowly upright in habit, it is pollution-tolerant and thrives on almost any soil including clay.

  • Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required. Remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in April when the plant is in full growth.

  • Goes well with: Taxus baccatta, Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White', Epimedium x rubrum, Dryopteris filix-mas, Brunnera macrophylla, Galanthus nivalis.


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