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

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A low-branching, dwarf tree with a delicate, weeping form. The foliage holds its beautiful crimson color throughout summer and can turn bright scarlet in autumn. Sun-tolerant in cooler regions, where sunlight intensifies the foliage color. Site in a bright dappled shade setting elsewhere. Well-suited for use as a container specimen. Deciduous.

Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.

Average Size at Maturity Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.
Bloom Time Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design Ideas Plant beside a stream or pond where its cascading branches will look superb. Use the extremely fine texture and reddish hue of its leaves to contrast areas of coarser green plants. Beautiful above a large rock or wall where the limbs can spill over. A great specimen plant for the woodsy landscape.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Deciduous
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Red
Garden Style Asian/Zen
Growth Habit Weeping
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Poolside, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light Needs Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs Tree & Shrub Food
Special Feature Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe)