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Crimson Queen Dwarf Japanese Maple
The Crimson Queen Japanese Maple is perhaps the most popular of all red lace leaf varieties. More details below!

Crimson Queen Dwarf Japanese Maple

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Crimson Queen Dwarf Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Crimson Queen'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b (9a?) Find Your Zone

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Japanese Maple variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

The Crimson Queen Japanese Maple is perhaps the most popular of all red lace leaf varieties. It is prized for its display of crimson red foliage and attractive, dense, weeping form to 6 to 10 feet in height and wide. The thinly dissected, lacy leaves emerge a deep red in spring, turning to a bronze purple in summer, then to a sunning, hot pinkish-red in fall.




Landscape & Garden Uses

To showcase its magnificence and beauty, a Japanese Maple is best used in the landscape as a focal point specimen to draw attention to a specific area of the home or landscape. That said, you can plant them in groupings of three or plant one on both sides of an entryway.

Suggested Spacing:  At least 14' for space between trees

Container culture can extend the useful range of Japanese Maples. They are extremely easy to grow in containers, a practice taken to its most extreme form in the art of bonsai. Click on the link below under Helpful Articles for Japanese Maple container planting instructions. 

Note:  One Japanese Maple can make a landscape...that is, if you don't overcrowd it with other trees and plants. Therefore, when choosing companions to plant under or around your Japanese Maple, make sure to select low-growing shrubs or groundcovers that won't interfere at all with your tree.




Cultural Preferences

Though delicate looking, Japanese Maples are actually very tough and long-lived trees. They are very easy to grow. Container culture can extend their useful range. They are extremely easy to grow in containers, a practice taken to its most extreme form in the art of bonsai.

In their natural habitat, Japanese Maples are understory trees, growing in dappled forest sunlight at the edges of woodlands. Ideally they prefer to be grown in similar conditions. That said, there are many sun-tolerant Japanese Maple varieties, of which Crimson Queen is one. 

Most any average garden soil will grow Japanese Maples. They prefer a moist but well-drained soil rich in organic matter. As with so many other ornamental plants and trees, constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. So make sure to plant your Japanese Maple in a well-drained site.




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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type: Deciduous Shrub or Tree
Height at Maturity:  6-10'
Width at Maturity:  8-10'
Spacing:  12'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Cascading, Mounding, Weeping, Broad
Growth Rate:  Moderate 
Foliage Color in Spring:  Deep Red
Foliage Color in Summer:  Bronze-purple
Foliage Color in Fall:  Hot Pinkish-red
Light Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun, Shade or Mostly Shade
Water Needs:  Average, moderately drought tolerant when established
Soil Type:  Sandy, Loam & Clay (Condition heavy clay soils when planting)
Drainage:  Well drained soil is a must!
Soil pH:  6 - 7 is ideal
Maintenance:  Low
Resistances:  Deer, Heat Tolerant, Insect Resistant, Sun Tolerant, Disease



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