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Acer palmatum 'Crimson Prince'

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Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt

Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt

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

Zone:

5

Height:

3-4 m

Spread:

2-3 m
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Multi-stem/Clump form
Rounded

Foliage Color

Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Acer palmatum 'Crimson Prince'

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'

Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'

Fireglow Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Shojo'

Acer palmatum 'Shojo'

Shojo Japanese Maple