Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen' a magnificent foliage plant for many gardens
This red slash maple on trunk is named for its dark purple flowers in summer. It is an enrichment for every garden, no matter if it is a Japanese garden or a terrace planting. The red slash maple is very attractive along a stream or a pond. As the small tree reaches a maximum height of 100-125cm, the Norway maple is perfectly suited as a foliage plant. Its attractive autumn colour makes the Japanese maple a bright red beauty. The deeply incised foliage turns scarlet in autumn before dropping. This robust and hardy red maple retains its vigorous growth. The compact umbrella-shaped crown makes it a great companion in many gardens.
The perfect care for the Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen' on trunk
As the red slash maple is a topiary, pruning should be carried out to maintain the shape. Frozen shoots should also be cut back to the healthy wood as soon as there is no longer any danger of frost. Special winter protection or frost protection is not necessary as the Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen' tolerates low temperatures well on its trunk. As it is very low maintenance, it is also suitable for gardening beginners and is perfect as a gift for a housewarming party. This maple is a joy to behold and to gardeners.
Site characteristics for the red slash maple
The Japanese maple likes to stand in a spot sheltered from the wind. It likes a location in the sun as much as in the shade. As the maple does not like waterlogging, care should be taken that it is planted in a well-drained and humus-rich soil. This is especially important if the maple is kept in the garden as a balcony or patio plant. Please use a container in which the water can drain off well. The maple also looks particularly beautiful in a bed as a specimen plant. The perfect planting neighbours are the Canadian dogwood or the Japanese panda azalea, with these neighbours the red slash maple shines even more intensely in its unmistakable colour and beauty