Acer palmatum 'Crimson Prince'
Acer palmatum 'Crimson Prince' - Crimson Prince Japanese Maple - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
More About Acer palmatum 'Crimson Prince'
- Purportedly better than 'Bloodgood' in the series of purplish-red Japanese maples
- Retains its deep colour well throughout the summer
- Excellent red fall colour
- Stems are almost black, showing well in the winter
- Dense, bushy, upright habit
Crimson Prince Japanese Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips
Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade.
Acer palmatum 'Crimson Prince' Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average