Royal Red Norway Maple | Acer platanoides
This is the latest version of what used to be Crimson King Norway Maple. There are those that feel it is the same tree. It is more cold hardy than Crimson King and the leaf color is unmatched! I refer to it as a burgundy leaf color and always ask for clarification when people request a red maple. Do they mean the actual red maple or this tree with the reddish leaves all summer? A great shade tree that handles a wide range of soil conditions from wet to dry. It does prefer decent drainage to get maximum growth. The overall size is fifty feet tall by thirty feet wide. It does require significant pruning when in juvenile growth to avoid poor crotch angles and heavy, low branches that will fail in a storm later in life.