Acer Palmatum Crimson Queen
Acer Palmatum Crimson Queen
Japanese Maple

Acer Palmatum Crimson Queen

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Acers provide a beautiful presence in any garden, their style so redolent of Oriental elegance. The deciduous Acer Palmatum Crimson Queen, boasts beautifully incised leaves borne on arching stems. The deep purple foliage, with similarly coloured, delicate spring flowers followed by winged fruits, turns a glorious red/orange in autumn.

Insights

This is a medium sized acer that can be grown in a large container. Acer Palmatums are also known as Japanese Maples, and once mature tend to be wider than they are tall. They do need a sheltered position where their delicate foliage can dance on the breeze and have some protection from the elements.

Details
  • Flowers: June - July followed by winged fruits
  • Hardy
Planting
  • All moist, well drained soil types
  • East, South or West facing
  • Full sun or partial sunlight
  • Sheltered
Care
  • Prune back unwanted branches in autumn.
  • Acers need protection from wind and harsh frost so enjoy a sheltered position.
  • Leaf colour is best in partial sunlight.
  • They can show signs of scorching in extremely hot conditions so ensure the soil does not completely dry out in hot weather.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023