Acers (maples) are trees and shrubs grown mainly for their colourful foliage. Many varieties are the trees and shrubs responsible for spectacular Autumn colours. There are many different types of acer, from the smaller types, such as the very popular Acer Palmatum (Japanese Maple) grown in many gardens, to the large maple trees that can grow up to 45 m in height. Most species have palmate leaves that are lobed (usually 3 – 9 lobes). The flowers, which are green, yellow, orange or red, in racemes, umbels or corymbs, appear in early Spring, and are followed by fruit, – samaras – or “helicopters”, “whirlybirds” “maple keys” or “polynoses” due to the way they spin as they fall in Autumn. ‘Crimson King’ is a large and vigorous ornamental tree with deep crimson foliage throughout the spring and summer. The autumn colour foliage ranges from orange to brown. Flowers are small, yellow and tinted red in spring.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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